Description of problem:
With previous versions of Fedora, I could just turn the yum service on and enjoy
an always-updated machine.
With FC6, that never happens. The yum service is replaced by yum-updatesd. So
I turned the service on and only weeks later found that I'm not getting any
automatic updates. Yikes! Neither are many of my friends that I installed FC6
are getting them...
So I found /etc/yum/yum-updatesd.conf and made it automatically install updates.
Still, what I got instead was a stale yum process eating 200MB of memory for
hours or even days.
Sorry if it looks like a rant, but it's a real problem. Hope it's been fixed.
This is still a problem for me with yum-updatesd-3.1.6-1.fc7. When I run pup, I
get updates, but I am never notified about updates by the panel applet or by
email even though I have "emit_via = dbus email" in yum-updatesd.conf.
Yes, it's broken as a HELL ! Never works like expected. I see updates as aplet
notification, when i log into GNOME, but, my comp is running in gnome even 5
days or more and i never get info about updates,even some are available - until
logout from GNOME and login again - or restart yum-updatesd, and maybe then i
recive info about update. Gosh, what a superb functionality - maybe works, maybe
not - who cares ?
run_interval = 600
updaterefresh = 300
emit_via = dbus
do_update = no
do_download = no
do_download_deps = no
Please try yum-updatesd in rawhide. Reopen this bug if it does not fix your
concerns. Keep in mind - it's a rewrite from the ground up. :)
Is rawhide a separate repository from updates-testing? I thought they were the
same, but now I wonder. I've been running yum-updatesd from updates-testing, and
it does not fix the problem that yum-updatesd does not update anything.