Description of problem:
Newer versions of yum-updatesd have the ability to use a "run once and quit"
mode. yum-cron should depend on the newer yum-updatesd and use this functionality.
This makes configuration identical, and automatically brings in any
improvements that yum-updatesd has/gets.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Current f8 version of yum-updatesd that has this feature: 1:0.5-2.fc8
Interesting idea - will go play with the new yum-updatesd and see how well it
works. I'll admit that one of my first actions on a new Fedora system is "rpm
-e yum-updatesd", so as a result I've not kept on top of its progress.
This should be made optional though. On some machines we do not run yum-updatesd
because it is a memory hog and we need every byte and clock tick for experiments
running on the machines.
With this config. yum-updatesd wouldn't run constantly, cron would just run
"yum-updatesd --onshot" instead of it's current approach of calling yum directly.
The main benefits are that configuration for what gets downloaded etc. is all
in a single place, and the fact that "yum-updatesd-helper ..." is assumed to be
running non-interactivley while "yum ..." is mostly assumed to be interactive
(we can and do follow different code paths based on that).
Changing version to '9' as part of upcoming Fedora 9 GA.
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Damn, it's been over a year since this was opened.
I looked at doing it a while ago now, the problem was that there is a lot of configuration for the current yum-cron which would either be ignored if you turned on the "use yum-updatesd" option, or would require writing out new yum-updatesd.conf files based on the yum-cron configuration.
The other option is to only ever use yum-updatesd --oneshot, and thus. break the old configurations. But I didn't want to just do that, so I put it on the back burner (and then forgot about it).
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