yum-updatesd update it's self first?

Matthew Miller mattdm at mattdm.org
Wed Oct 24 15:57:08 UTC 2007

On Wed, Oct 24, 2007 at 01:53:41PM +0530, Rahul Sundaram wrote:
> >On Red Hat up2date checks and will ask if you want to update up2date and
> >have it restart.
> >Can yum-updatesd update it's self and yum and restart?
> Afaik, up2date did this to workaround some problems which aren't there 
> in yum and wouldn't be required to do this. There was some discussions 
> on adding a similar behavior to yum and decided against.
> Is there any problem you are trying to solve?

It's not necessarily solving a current problem, but provides a bit of safety
if some future bug in yum-updatesd does need to get fixed. (Our in-house
updates system updates itself first, then updates yum and deps, then
everything else.)

Matthew Miller           mattdm at mattdm.org          <http://mattdm.org/>
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