Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 486416
Incorrect information about automatically installed updates
Last modified: 2010-03-07 17:37:41 EST
Description of problem:
The following two pages are out-of-date:
They state that there is a service named /etc/init.d/yum, which is not true.
The current way of automatically downloading and installing updates in the nightly cron is apparently the following one:
yum install yum-cron
/sbin/chkconfig yum-cron on
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
This guide does need to be updated badly. Until it is, the link should be removed from the sidebar in the docs.fp.o website. I can take care of the latter part; the Docs Project should take a look at this guide and slot into their task list. I'd argue that it's even a bit more important than any general user guide, because this is one of the core tasks that all users need to understand how to complete.
There are additional ways of automatically applying patches now that PackageKit is on the street.
Good golly these guides are old. Wasn't the SMG folded into another guide?
danielsmw will try to fold this information into the User Guide which will keep it updated.
This is being moved to the User Guide for further development. The Software Management Guide will be moved to the wiki for update.
Changed from desktop-user-guide to user-guide to help reduce confusion.
This has been folded into the user guide already AFAICT.