[users] yum-updatesd for CentOS 6

Leon Fauster leonfauster at googlemail.com
Thu Dec 8 15:32:11 CET 2011

Am 08.12.2011 um 14:45 schrieb Gerd v. Egidy:
>>> 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. Of 
> course I want to be able to have multiple updates per day (for my locally 
> created packages).
> I still think that yum-updatesd is the best tool for the job.

what about:

ln -s /etc/cron.daily/yum.cron /etc/cron.hourly/yum.cron

and configuration in /etc/sysconfig/yum-cron

does this address your needs?


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