Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 663340
system-autodeath has lastday as 2010-12-15 which is too soon
Last modified: 2014-01-21 18:17:26 EST
Description of problem:
The default date for system-autodeath on Fedora 14 is too soon.
autodeath cripples the machine. Crippling a machine is a very very serious act and should only be undertaken with significant amounts of notice. Even so, the date for crippling should be long long after Fedora 14 is EOL.
The period of warning concerning when the machine will be crippled should be far far longer than 7 days. Maybe 30 or even 90 days is reasonable here.
$ cat /etc/sysconfig/system-autodeath.conf
Suggestions for notice:
a)_echo 'system-autodeath is present' | Mail root
b) wall 'system-autodeath is present'
c) echo 'system-autodeath is present' >> /etc/motd
d) zenity --notification --text='system-autodeath is present'
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
$ cat /etc/fedora-release
Fedora release 14 (Laughlin)
Steps to Reproduce:
1. yum install system-autodeath
... a crippled machine as of 3AM
... an operable machine until at least F14 EOL+generous_generous_grace ... beyond F16
$ sudo yum reinstall --downloadonly --downloaddir=. --disablerepo='*' --enablerepo='fedora' system-autodeath
Loaded plugins: auto-update-debuginfo, downloadonly, keys, langpacks, presto,
Adding en_US to language list
Found 5 installed debuginfo package(s)
Enabling fedora-debuginfo: Fedora 14 - i386 - Debug
Setting up Reinstall Process
--> Running transaction check
---> Package system-autodeath.noarch 0:0.3-1.fc12 set to be reinstalled
--> Finished Dependency Resolution
Package Arch Version Repository Size
system-autodeath noarch 0.3-1.fc12 fedora 13 k
Reinstall 1 Package(s)
Total download size: 13 k
Installed size: 20 k
Is this ok [y/N]: y
Processing delta metadata
Package(s) data still to download: 13 k
exiting because --downloadonly specified
$ rpm2cpio system-autodeath-0.3-1.fc12.noarch.rpm | cpio --extract --make-directories ./etc/sysconfig/system-autodeath.conf
$ find etc/
$ find etc/ -type f | xargs cat
Q: Dude, how is that you got system-autodeath installed and yet you didn't know it was there?
A: The package list for the machines affected was "copied" from some older machine which had a "nice selection of useful packages"
ssh $oldermachine rpm -q -a | strip-off-version-numbers | sudo xargs install -y
This has the effect of "porting" the package selection across generations of machines. On the downside if something unpleasant creeps in then on gets surprises like this one.
Perhaps system-autodeath was a default install circa F10, F11?
system-auto-death was NEVER in the default install.
I thought I had updated the EOL dates but apparently I haven't.
Thanks - I'll get it fixed.
system-autodeath-0.3-2.fc14 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 14.
system-autodeath-0.3-2.fc13 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 13.
lists the EOL dates for various releases, if that would help...
[Fedora 10 (Cambridge)]
(it's a bug that the current file being handed out has pretty stale data... I should investigate that...)
This package has changed ownership in the Fedora Package Database. Reassigning to the new owner of this component.
system-autodeath-0.3-2.fc14 has been pushed to the Fedora 14 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
system-autodeath-0.3-2.fc13 has been pushed to the Fedora 13 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.