Fedora 15 won't do automatic updates

Michael Schwendt mschwendt at gmail.com
Mon Jul 18 09:19:04 UTC 2011

On Sun, 17 Jul 2011 16:43:28 -0500, AK (Aaron) wrote:

> > On Sun, 17 Jul 2011 09:05:19 -0500, AK (Aaron) wrote:
> > 
> > > > I've modified several related configuration values manually (i.e.
> > > > without using the GUI):
> > > > http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/test/2011-May/100453.html
> > > > 
> > > > There's some background in that thread, albeit some misinformation,
> > > > too. So, please don't draw false conclusions. It's not trivial without
> > > > documentation.
> > > > 
> > > > Reducing several of the config values from 604800 (weekly) to
> > > > 86400 (daily) or less than that has helped. There's also a value
> > > > to force an update poll at login-time.
> > > 
> > > As usual I am confused. Exactly what did you do change the config values
> > > and where (in what file) did you do it? What is the value to do updates
> > > at login time?
> > 
> > 
> > Haven't you read the post I linked to? The minimum you should do is to
> > read it, run several of the commands to read out the config values,
> > and then try to draw conclusions. Changing the values is very similar
> > to reading them out - may require taking a look at --help or manuals,
> > however.
> I did read your link. If you think that it would help one configure
> updates , let me assure you you are misguided.

Well, you have wrong expectations then. 

I've set values like "frequency-updates-notification" to a much lower
number, and I do get update notifications in GNOME Shell here. They appear
as notifications in the bottom panel, not as permanent windows on the

The linked post doesn't give step-by-step instructions, which you just
need to cut'n'paste into a terminal. It's a look under the hood, with some
background added by developers and other users, and it's a first step for
further investigation. Obviously, if you find several of the config values
to say "weekly" (in number of seconds), such as the notification
frequency, you cannot expect something to happen "daily" or more often
than that. And if some values say "daily", not much will happen if you
poll for updates manually several times a day [e.g. with Yum].

> I don't want to argue with you about it. I asked a question. You are
> free not to answer it.

I've linked a message and already mentioned that "there's some background
in that thread". E.g. Richard Hughes explained:

> However, it seems to me it would be  easier to just answer m question

Stop complaining.

> and not say: Changing the values is very similar
> > to reading them out - may require taking a look at --help or manuals,
> > however.
> What manuals are you referring to, for example?

Are you kidding?

"man gsettings" because it is the relevant command and also the only command
used in the linked thread.

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