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Old 03-11-2005, 01:23 PM   #1
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Server + autoupdate + reboot?


Greetings!

I am setting up some internet-connected servers right now for a guy who has no IT of his own and who doesn't want to pay for any ongoing work after this project is installed for him.

As a result, I thought about doing running a cron job to do automatic updates nightly, with a weekly scheduled reboot or service restart. Does this make sense to anyone, or if not, does anyone have a better alternative?

Here's one thing I wonder about. I know httpd, for instance, spawns new threads as older ones age out. If I updated the binary, would the new threads spawn "from" the new httpd binary, or the old one? Does my question even make sense?

Appreciate any info / suggestions, tks in advance!

tmd
 
Old 03-11-2005, 01:29 PM   #2
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That sounds super dangerous to me. I really don't know what to tell you because I would never have a machine blindly update packages and reboot but you obviously can't monitor it so I'm not sure there is a better solution... unless you just want to let it get out of date... which is fine except for security patches.
 
Old 03-11-2005, 01:52 PM   #3
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I agree that it sounds dangerous - even if it would indeed be for security updates. Unfortunately, it's either this or leave it running updated.

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Old 03-17-2005, 04:56 PM   #4
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Well, I feel silly.

It turns out that Fedora Core three has a Yum *service* that will keep you updated everynight.

Still not sure it is the best idea, but if the devs felt good enough about it to make it a built-in part of the distro, I feel a little bit better about using it.

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Old 03-18-2005, 07:27 AM   #5
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It does not seem to be a sound idea for putting a update in the cron job. One can do it manually. It will hardly take time for updatiing a machine. And that to only 3 words. Not too difficult.
The Gnome distro has an apt-get utility which you help you in updating your packages.

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