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Old 09-19-2014, 05:13 AM   #1
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CentOS 7- Can I get auto notifications when updates are available?


Can I get auto notifications when updates are available?
Currently, I must launch update before I can see what is available.

Thanks,
 
Old 09-19-2014, 05:25 AM   #2
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"RHEL / Fedora / CentOS has yum-updatesd, which provides notification
of updates which are available to be applied to your system.
This notification can be done either via syslog, email or over dbus." :
http://www.cyberciti.biz/faq/red-hat...ion-via-email/

(( Google .. update notifications centos .. https://www.google.com/webhp?hl=all&...cations+centos ))
 
Old 09-20-2014, 09:26 PM   #3
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Thanks for the reference.

What I discovered is that my system informs me that some updates are available when I come up out of hybrid sleep. There is a "pre-screen" that occurs in CentOS 7, that you either have to mouse swipe upwards to clear to get to the desktop, or simply hit the enter key. It is on this pre-screen that a message is displayed when some updates are available. Not all updates, but the number of updates it found at the last check in, I presume. So, it really doesn't solve my problem - I'd like it to tell me when any updates are available, no matter when they were found. I just happened to see that 1 update was available today, but when software updates were opened, I had 23 updates to install.

I was not able to find /etc/yum/yum-updatesd.conf as outlined in the article. Instead, my file for this is yum-cron.conf and/or yum-cron-hourly.conf. emit types are limited to stdio and email. stdio must be what I experienced above on the pre-screen and indeed, that is what both files set the emit_via variable to.

Can I tell it to email my gmail account, or am I restricted to my system for these messages?

I have changed emit_via to email to witness the effect.

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Old 09-21-2014, 02:58 AM   #4
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Actually I have never used 'yum-updatesd'.

May be some hints in the documentation ?
$ man yum-updatesd.8
$ man yum-updatesd.conf.5

yum-updatesd: $ git clone git://yum.baseurl.org/yum-updatesd.git
yum-docs: $ git clone git://yum.baseurl.org/yum-docs.git

Configuring: https://community.rackspace.com/products/f/25/t/76
 
  


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