Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 243861
yum-updatesd doesn't apply or download updates automatically.
Last modified: 2014-01-21 17:58:36 EST
Description of problem:
In my setup yum-updatesd doesn't detect, download or applies updates. However,
command line yum, pup and pirut work flawlessly. Moreover, when I turn on the PC
without network connection I get a warning that I'm not receiving updates, so
puplet and the emission of errors in yum-updatesd seems to be working. However,
I have never seen a update notice even after the bunch of updates last week.
I don't believe there is some obvious misconfiguration bug, as I'm sure
yum-updatesd is running, it is properly configured (as long as the documentation
isn't grossly inaccurate) and cli yum works. Things start to get a bit more
interesting when we consider that I have three PCs in this installation and all
of them do not receive updates through yum-updatesd.
I do believe that yum-updatesd works (some people don't :)), so something that
these three machines share must be causing the problems. I have two i386 and a
x86_64 PC, all running F7 in a very standard setup. Only two things related to
yum deviate a bit from the standard and are the same in all three. I use Squid
as a transparent proxy, and I use my own repository configuration file (instead
of the ones provided in /etc/yum.repos.d). I use the proxy to download less, I
use it transparently to configure less things and I use my own yum repos conf to
pin a specific mirror so the proxy will work better and because I have a local
repository. In any case, yum-updatesd *worked* with this setup in FC6 and cli
yum, pup and pirut work now.
That's it. I can post all configuration files. I can collect debug information.
I can bring you coffee. Just ask.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Always. Never worked.
Ok, I performed some tests, and managed to narrow the cause of the problem with
yum-updatesd. My setup with my repo files and proxy do not play a role in the
Actually, the default behavior: detect updates and notify puplet works
perfectly. The problem is that if I activate any of these configurations below,
yum-updatesd stops working:
# automatically install updates
do_update = no
# automatically download updates
do_download = no
# automatically download deps of updates
do_download_deps = no
Not only it fails to apply or download updates, the notification also fails if
any of the above keys are set to "yes".
This looks to be a duplicate of bug #239937?
(For what it's worth, I still seeing the problem as well, on a Rawhide box. yum
I have this problem too. I realize that there are work-arounds out there in the
wild, but it seems to me this is a pretty important core feature for any OS to
have. I was disappointed to see that FC6 had this problem, and I'm wondering why
it's still a problem in F7.
Please test yum-updatesd from rawhide and see if it is any better.
It works (downloads and applies updates).
The only minor annoyance is the problem noted here: