Bug 325531 - yum-cron should use yum-updatesd --oneshot
yum-cron should use yum-updatesd --oneshot
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: yum-cron (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Habig, Alec
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Reported: 2007-10-09 16:22 EDT by James Antill
Modified: 2012-11-10 16:20 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2009-07-14 13:27:01 EDT
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Description James Antill 2007-10-09 16:22:51 EDT
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.

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Additional info:
 Current f8 version of yum-updatesd that has this feature: 1:0.5-2.fc8
Comment 1 Habig, Alec 2007-10-11 12:30:48 EDT
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.
Comment 2 Tim Niemueller 2007-12-17 19:46:42 EST
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.
Comment 3 James Antill 2007-12-17 20:19:57 EST
 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).
Comment 4 Bug Zapper 2008-05-13 23:21:09 EDT
Changing version to '9' as part of upcoming Fedora 9 GA.
More information and reason for this action is here:
Comment 5 Matěj Cepl 2008-11-29 12:06:49 EST
Maintainer, ping?
Comment 6 James Antill 2008-12-01 10:26:41 EST
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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Comment 8 Bug Zapper 2009-07-14 13:27:01 EDT
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