[users] yum-updatesd for CentOS 6

Nicolas Thierry-Mieg Nicolas.Thierry-Mieg at imag.fr
Thu Dec 8 15:03:28 CET 2011


Gerd v. Egidy wrote:
>>> I want to have all updates installed within 1 hour after publishing them
>>> on my local yum repo. But not all servers should install their update at
>>> the same time and I want to keep their configuration as identical as
>>> possible. So no crontabs with different yum-crons, the update time is
>>> just spread by different boot times.
>>
>> in centos 6 anacron is used for regular jobs. In fact cron.daily, weekly
>> and monthly are run through anacrontab by default now.
>>
>> It allows you to add a random delay before starting jobs. You specify
>> the max delay.
>
> Thanks for the tip.
>
>> Maybe check it out, seems like it could solve your problem.
>
> just read the manpage of anacron: "...with a frequency specified in days".
>
> So that doesn't help me with my maximum update response time of one hour.

oh yeah, sorry. I hadn't seen that it doesn't work for hourly jobs.



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