Yum in cron confusion?

Kam Leo kam.leo at gmail.com
Wed Feb 2 17:45:01 UTC 2005

On Wed, 02 Feb 2005 17:19:42 +0000, Paul Howarth <paul at city-fan.org> wrote:
> William John Murray wrote:
> >   Hello FC3 users,
> >         I am confused by yum in cron, it doesn't seem to work for me.
> >
> >   If I "/sbin/chkconfig --list yum" I see:
> > yum             0:off   1:off   2:on    3:on    4:on    5:on    6:off
> > which looks good.  There is a file '/etc/cron.daily/yum.cron' (which if
> > I run it interactively seems to update yum.)
> >
> > /var/log/cron was run at 4am, but there is no sign of it having done
> > anything at all. Certainly my system was not updated, but where should
> > it leave any error messages? I can add debug by hand of course, but it
> > is a very slow turnaround, and surely there must be a log file
> > somewhere?
> If you change the "-R 10" and "-R 120" options in
> /etc/cron.daily/yum.cron to "-R 1", the script will run much more quickly.
> Yum should log packages installed and updated in /var/log/yum.log
> If you run "yum update" manually up to the point where it says "is the
> OK?" (you can say "no" whilst experimenting), does it complain about any
> missing dependencies?
> >  I found a top about timing on: http://aaltonen.us/archive/2004/10/
> > which requires a file /etc/cron.daily/yum which I do not have. Is
> > my installation defective?
> I doubt it; maybe the /etc/cron.daily/yum was a typo.
> Paul.

Do a "rpm -q atrpms" to verify the cron job was installed as part of
the atrpms package.  If it was you might try reinstalling the package
from the ATrpms repo.

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