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Bug 235469 - yum-updatesd is broken
Summary: yum-updatesd is broken
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: yum
Version: 6
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: James Antill
QA Contact:
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2007-04-05 22:36 UTC by Behdad Esfahbod
Modified: 2014-01-21 22:57 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2007-08-03 19:55:04 UTC

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Description Behdad Esfahbod 2007-04-05 22:36:41 UTC
Description of problem:

With previous versions of Fedora, I could just turn the yum service on and enjoy
an always-updated machine.

With FC6, that never happens.  The yum service is replaced by yum-updatesd.  So
I turned the service on and only weeks later found that I'm not getting any
automatic updates. Yikes!  Neither are many of my friends that I installed FC6
are getting them...

So I found /etc/yum/yum-updatesd.conf and made it automatically install updates.
 Still, what I got instead was a stale yum process eating 200MB of memory for
hours or even days.

Sorry if it looks like a rant, but it's a real problem.  Hope it's been fixed.

Comment 1 Jonathan Kamens 2007-04-11 04:40:38 UTC
This is still a problem for me with yum-updatesd-3.1.6-1.fc7.  When I run pup, I
get updates, but I am never notified about updates by the panel applet or by
email even though I have "emit_via = dbus email" in yum-updatesd.conf.

Comment 2 I. Piasecki 2007-04-30 22:41:49 UTC
Yes, it's broken as a HELL ! Never works like expected. I see updates as aplet
notification, when i log into GNOME, but, my comp is running in gnome even 5
days or more and i never get info about updates,even some are available - until
logout from GNOME and login again - or restart yum-updatesd, and maybe then i
recive info about update. Gosh, what a superb functionality - maybe works, maybe
not - who cares ?

run_interval = 600
updaterefresh = 300
emit_via = dbus
do_update = no
do_download = no
do_download_deps = no

Comment 3 Seth Vidal 2007-08-03 19:55:04 UTC
Please try yum-updatesd in rawhide. Reopen this bug if it does not fix your
concerns. Keep in mind - it's a rewrite from the ground up. :)

Comment 4 Paul Johnson 2007-08-15 17:57:55 UTC
Is rawhide a separate repository from updates-testing?  I thought they were the
same, but now I wonder. I've been running yum-updatesd from updates-testing, and
it does not fix the problem that yum-updatesd does not update anything.  

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