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Bug 202821 - should have quiet mode for cron jobs
should have quiet mode for cron jobs
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: up2date (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Pradeep Kilambi
Ken Reilly
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Reported: 2006-08-16 12:31 EDT by Russell Coker
Modified: 2012-06-20 12:19 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2012-06-20 12:19:36 EDT
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Description Russell Coker 2006-08-16 12:31:38 EDT
The default configuration of a rackspace server is to have a file 
named /etc/cron.d/rs_rhncheck with the following contents:
0 2 * * * root /usr/sbin/up2date --nox -u

This means that on most days I receive an email telling me that "All packages 
are currently up to date" which is of little value and is annoying when there 
are multiple machines doing it.

I believe that we need a quiet mode to instruct up2date to not display 
anything (IE skip the email) when it finds nothing to do.

Please include this in RHEL 4.5 as I expect that Rackspace and many other 
providers will be running RHEL 4.x machines for their customers for a long 
Comment 1 Red Hat Bugzilla 2007-04-11 21:06:32 EDT
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Comment 3 Jiri Pallich 2012-06-20 12:19:36 EDT
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