Does pirut and yuum really work in FC6

Aaron Konstam akonstam at
Mon Nov 6 21:54:26 UTC 2006

On Tue, 2006-11-07 at 01:04 +0530, Rahul Sundaram wrote:
> Aaron Konstam wrote:
> >> Pirut doesnt have any capability to do updates and certainly not 
> >> automatic updates. Pup can do updates but not auto updates. You can in 
> >> Fedora Core 6 configure yum-updatesd to automatically do updates but 
> >> that feature is not working due to a bug.
> >>
> >>
> > 
> > Well it may not be doing updates but every once in a while I get a message that there are updates available
> > and it pretends to do updates.
> It *wont* do updates on its own. You have to manually allow that. This 
> is not automatic updates.
>   In addition it reports unfound
> > dependencies.
> You report earlier clearly showed Fedora Core 5 packages.
>   It also I am convinced removed the gnome-session file so
> > GNOME was no longer available.
> There is no details on what happened with gnome-session. So its rather 
> difficult to assume that there is any bug at all.
> Rahul
You points have some validity except for the following:
1. Both times I did a clean install the updated happened without my
doing anything.
2. You are right the appearance of the FC5 packages caused the trouble.
However, where did they come from in a clean install. One persons
suggestion that the dries.repo was the culprit. That may well be the
case but I can't check it now.

3. Well GNOME disappeared in the space of one day. I did nothing but run
yum and run Add and Remove software but at no time did I ask it to
remove GNOME. I have no evidence as to what happened to GNOME but you
will have to believe me that I ran no program that I would expect to
remove software.

Finally, the bugzilla you indicate above reports behavior contrary to
the behavior I have observed. On my machine the automatic updates occur
periodically until I disabled the feature.
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