yum-updatesd gone - is there a replacement which email you (only) on updates

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yossarianuk
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yum-updatesd gone - is there a replacement which email you (only) on updates

Post by yossarianuk » 2011/07/19 09:22:35

Hi.

Although compared to apticron it was rubbish as a person who is looking after multiple systems I used to rely on yum-updatesd to notify me when updates were available.

This is gone in Centos6 it seems, Is there an equivalent for Centos6?

I need to be notified regarding updates, I do not want them to be installed automatically although downloading them (ready for install) is useful.

I have seen yum-cron - http://download.fedora.redhat.com/pub/epel/6/x86_64/repoview/yum-cron.html

- does this have the option to notify/download only (i.e not install) ?
- does it have the option to email notifications ?

If not can anyone suggest anything else?

Many thanks

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Post by pschaff » 2011/07/19 21:18:35

I don't know of a direct replacement, but have not tried yum-cron. There's always the [url=http://lists.centos.org/mailman/listinfo/centos-announce]centos-announce ML[/url] but not the same thing.

[Somewhat OT: SL6 has yum-autoupdate which surprises many by being enabled by default and running updates automatically except those excluded. It will notify you after the fact when updates are installed.]

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