Bug 1195240 - dnf-automatic "how to use"
Summary: dnf-automatic "how to use"
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: dnf
Version: 21
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Honza Silhan
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2015-02-23 13:05 UTC by Langdon White
Modified: 2015-05-08 07:33 UTC (History)
6 users (show)

Fixed In Version: dnf-plugins-core-0.1.5-2.fc21
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2015-04-06 18:48:54 UTC
Type: Bug

Attachments (Terms of Use)

Description Langdon White 2015-02-23 13:05:12 UTC
Description of problem:
Would be nice if this page: http://dnf.readthedocs.org/en/latest/automatic.html told a user how to enable dnf-automatic. Plenty of documentation about how to configure but nothing about "when it is properly configured, setup this cron job to make it run every day" or what not.

Comment 1 Langdon White 2015-02-23 13:08:34 UTC
Digging some more... appears that the docs should say something like "once you are happy with the configuration, systemctl enabled dnf-automatic && systemctl start dnf-automatic" or some such.

Comment 2 Michael Monreal 2015-03-03 22:10:13 UTC
I have been wondering about this myself, especially since......

sudo systemctl enable dnf-automatic
The unit files have no [Install] section. They are not meant to be enabled
using systemctl.
Possible reasons for having this kind of units are:
1) A unit may be statically enabled by being symlinked from another unit's
   .wants/ or .requires/ directory.
2) A unit's purpose may be to act as a helper for some other unit which has
   a requirement dependency on it.
3) A unit may be started when needed via activation (socket, path, timer,
   D-Bus, udev, scripted systemctl call, ...).

What is the correct way to use this?

Comment 3 Honza Silhan 2015-03-13 15:26:23 UTC
Thanks for the report and solution. Fixed by in the doc [1].

[1] http://dnf.readthedocs.org/en/latest/automatic.html#run-dnf-automatic

Comment 4 Fedora Update System 2015-03-31 18:17:52 UTC
hawkey-0.5.4-1.fc22,dnf-0.6.5-1.fc22 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 22.

Comment 5 Fedora Update System 2015-04-02 01:44:08 UTC
Package hawkey-0.5.4-1.fc22, dnf-0.6.5-1.fc22:
* should fix your issue,
* was pushed to the Fedora 22 testing repository,
* should be available at your local mirror within two days.
Update it with:
# su -c 'yum update --enablerepo=updates-testing hawkey-0.5.4-1.fc22 dnf-0.6.5-1.fc22'
as soon as you are able to.
Please go to the following url:
then log in and leave karma (feedback).

Comment 6 Fedora Update System 2015-04-03 11:39:08 UTC
dnf-plugins-extras-0.0.6-2.fc22,yum-utils-1.1.31-505.fc22,yum-3.4.3-505.fc22,hawkey-0.5.4-1.fc22,dnf-0.6.5-1.fc22 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 22.

Comment 7 Fedora Update System 2015-04-06 18:48:54 UTC
dnf-plugins-extras-0.0.6-2.fc22, yum-3.4.3-505.fc22, dnf-0.6.5-1.fc22, yum-utils-1.1.31-505.fc22, hawkey-0.5.4-1.fc22 has been pushed to the Fedora 22 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

Comment 8 Fedora Update System 2015-04-16 09:05:17 UTC
dnf-plugins-core-0.1.5-2.fc21,dnf-0.6.4-5.fc21 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 21.

Comment 9 Fedora Update System 2015-05-08 07:33:17 UTC
dnf-plugins-core-0.1.5-2.fc21, dnf-0.6.4-5.fc21 has been pushed to the Fedora 21 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

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