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Bug 455346 - No output when syslog option used
Summary: No output when syslog option used
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: yum-updatesd
Version: 9
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jeremy Katz
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2008-07-14 22:10 UTC by John Horne
Modified: 2008-07-16 17:00 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2008-07-16 17:00:50 UTC

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Syslog patch (deleted)
2008-07-14 22:10 UTC, John Horne
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Description John Horne 2008-07-14 22:10:49 UTC
Description of problem:
When 'emit_via = syslog' is set in /etc/yum/yum-updatesd.conf, only available
updates are logged. If 'do_update = yes' is also set, then nothing gets logged
by yum-updatesd.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Set 'emit_via = syslog' and 'do_update = yes' in /etc/yum/yum-updatesd.conf.
2. Wait for updates to become available, nothing is logged (by default
rsyslog.conf will write daemon.warning messages to /var/log/messages).
Actual results:

Expected results:
yum-updatesd should log the number of updates available (which it does); the
number of updates applied (if 'do_update = yes' is set); and any error messages
if the updates fail.

Additional info:
A patch for /usr/libexec/yum-updatesd-helper is attached.

In our case we configure /etc/yum.conf on servers to exclude some packages.
However, if these cause a dependency failure for other updates, then
yum-updatesd should log this. The patch corrects this.

The problem we found was that several servers had updates to apply, but it
seemed that yum-updatesd was not applying them. Nothing was logged in
/var/log/messages at all. It turned out that there was a dependency failure.
Applying our patch, then yum-updatesd logged the failure.

Comment 1 John Horne 2008-07-14 22:10:49 UTC
Created attachment 311782 [details]
Syslog patch

Comment 2 Jeremy Katz 2008-07-16 17:00:50 UTC
Pushed upstream, will be in the next release jantill does.  Thanks for the patch.

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