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Bug 327381 - pirut prevents scheduled yum updates
pirut prevents scheduled yum updates
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Classification: Red Hat
Component: pirut (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: James Antill
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Reported: 2007-10-11 05:04 EDT by ilja lunev
Modified: 2013-03-12 15:57 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2013-03-12 15:57:58 EDT
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Description ilja lunev 2007-10-11 05:04:20 EDT
Description of problem:
Running in an enterprise environment we do have nightly yum updates on our
managed clients.
When a user does not close a local pirut then yum updates fail because pirut
locks yum by /var/run/yum.pid.

I suggest that pirut only locks yum when the user applies changes.
If GUI is running inactively there is no need to permanently lock yum.
Comment 1 James Antill 2013-03-12 15:57:58 EDT
 This is non-trivial to fix in pirut.
 This issue is fixed in RHEL-6 which uses a GUI that doesn't need to hold the yum lock while it is running.

This request was evaluated by Red Hat Engineering for inclusion in a Red 
Hat Enterprise Linux maintenance release.

Red Hat does not currently plan to provide this change in a Red Hat 
Enterprise Linux update release for currently deployed products.

With the goal of minimizing risk of change for deployed systems, and in 
response to customer and partner requirements, Red Hat takes a 
conservative approach when evaluating enhancements for inclusion in 
maintenance updates for currently deployed products. The primary 
objectives of update releases are to enable new hardware platform 
support and to resolve critical defects.

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