Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 63446
ignored updates don't translate to up2date
Last modified: 2014-03-16 22:26:55 EDT
This may not be that easy to do, but it makes sense that if you're ignoring
updates in the applet, you don't want to install them with up2date either.
I can pass them on the command line or up2date can read the applet's config
file... either way, passing this off to alikins to decide if/when to put such
features in. Once they're in, I can adapt the applet.
Hum, the basic problem is that up2date is really a root process while
the applet runs as the user's. Having up2date read the user's
.rhn-applet.conf doesn't sound safe, and the applet can't read the
system package skip list because /etc/sysconfig/rhn/up2date is rightly
protected from user's access.
Only manual update of the user .rhn-applet.conf seems safe, unless
some of the options of up2date can be made public in a separate config
Not sure it's worth it,
/etc/sysconfig/rhn/up2date is world readable, at least for me.
I checked on 5 boxes, some I maintain, some I don't, they all have
-rw------- 1 root root
mask for /etc/sysconfig/rhn/up2date . You can check porkchop for example !
Yeah, my box must be weird. Never Mind Then.