Getting more info about updates on headless server
james at fedoraproject.org
Thu Sep 30 22:07:36 UTC 2010
On Thu, 2010-09-30 at 22:45 +0100, Richard Fearn wrote:
> I have yum-updatesd installed on a headless Fedora server, so every so
> often I get the email saying there are updates available.
> The email itself doesn't tell me much about the updates (e.g. for
> iproute tonight it said it was a "bugfix"). Running yum update on the
> server doesn't tell me much either.
> In the past I modified yum-updatesd-helper to look in the
> package-announce list archives
> (http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/package-announce/) to find
> each update, and to build a bodhi search URL, using the package
> name/version. Then there were at least 1 or 2 links in the
> yum-updatesd email that I could click on to get some more information.
> Is there a more standard way of getting this info? (Not the links, but
> the information about the updates.)
yum install yum-security
yum updateinfo ...
...there is also a changelog plugin/command, if you want that too. But
the updateinfo usually is good enough (and IMNSHO, you should log bugs
if it isn't :).
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