Bug 333111 - yum-cron updates yum even with CHECK_ONLY=yes
Summary: yum-cron updates yum even with CHECK_ONLY=yes
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Status: CLOSED ERRATA
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: yum-cron
Version: rawhide
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
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Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Habig, Alec
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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TreeView+ depends on / blocked
 
Reported: 2007-10-15 21:08 UTC by Ville Skyttä
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:12 UTC (History)
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Fixed In Version: 0.6-1.fc7
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2007-10-24 07:14:25 UTC
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Description Ville Skyttä 2007-10-15 21:08:36 UTC
Even if yum-cron is told to do checks only, it will update yum if a new version
is available, because the line

  /usr/bin/yum -R 120 -e 0 -d 0 -y update yum

...in the daily cron script is not guarded by CHECK_ONLY tests.

Also, the weekly cron script will do "yum clean packages" - I'm not sure if
that's desirable if CHECK_ONLY is set to yes.

Comment 1 Habig, Alec 2007-10-15 21:32:35 UTC
I'd actually had the "update yum no matter what" line intentionally out of the
if/fi block, on the grounds that fixing broken stuff with the updater should be
the zeroth job an updater does.  However, I agree that now that there is a way
to ask the thing to do a specific job, it should do as it's told.  Will fix it.

Regarding yum clean packages.  Yum does need to pick up after itself in the
/var/spool area, without the weekly cron script this never happens and it can
become quite bloated.  However, one wouldn't want it blowing up freshly
downloaded packages if one had specified a check+download only usage.

Currently the cleanup will happen before the check+download, but yesterday's
check+download will still get wiped then re-downloaded, so the later in the week
the downloads happen the less time they'll reside on disk.

Any suggestions on how to best accomplish housekeeping without interfering with
downloading + human interaction?  


Comment 2 Ville Skyttä 2007-10-16 21:17:46 UTC
I'd assume people who don't want to keep downloaded/installed packages around in
the cache just set keepcache=0 in their yum.conf.  I haven't checked how that
setting works together with --downloadonly though.

Comment 3 Fedora Update System 2007-10-18 02:30:02 UTC
yum-cron-0.6-1.fc7 has been pushed to the Fedora 7 testing repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
 If you want to test the update, you can install it with 
 su -c 'yum --enablerepo=updates-testing update yum-cron'

Comment 4 Fedora Update System 2007-10-24 07:14:22 UTC
yum-cron-0.6-1.fc7 has been pushed to the Fedora 7 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.


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