Runnning YUM via cron
rc040203 at freenet.de
Thu Jan 12 15:21:53 UTC 2006
On Thu, 2006-01-12 at 13:06 +0000, Paul Howarth wrote:
> J.Moore wrote:
> > On Wed, 2006-01-11 at 10:38 -0600, Christofer C. Bell wrote:
> >>Not going to flame, but I am going to disagree. The vast vast vast
> >>majority of people (including myself) have no issues running the Yum
> >>update service.
> >># chkconfig yum on
> >># service yum start
> > I'm going to have to disagree with your choice of adjectives. My
> > experience is that about one of every 3 attempts at 'yum update'
> > requires manual intervention due to a broken mirror that results in an
> > indefinite "stall" in the update sequence.
> If you regularly have problems with mirrors,
All mirrors are broken (in the sense of badly reachable) on occasion ;)
As it seems to me, esp. when "mega-updates" (e.g. openoffice update) are
Another factor seems to be the notion of "nightly". RH and FE often seem
to push their updates exactly during the time Europeans consider to be
night (== Evening in the US).
> it's probably worth your
> while configuring a local mirrorlist that work quickly and reliably for
> you. See http://fedoranews.org/tchung/yum-mirrorlist/ for an example.
I found the only server to be almost always consistent is the "master" :-)
> In fact it's probably worth doing this even if you don't have trouble
> with mirrors, as at least you can specify ones closer network-wise to
> you, which will be faster.
Agreed, it's worth it, nevertheless as "reachability" and "consistency"
are temporary features of a server, it only helps temporarily.
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