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Re: yum update doesn't do anyting



Yes, that file exists.

What really puzzles me is that, with several identical machines, some update and some don't.

I can even manually run /etc/cron.daily/yum.cron and it goes and gets the updates.

Hmm. I'm starting to think I need to specify particular servers, because the random selection of mirrors might be at fault. If some mirrors don't update rapidly, or don't answer yum's call, nothing will happen and there is no error reporting about failure to connect.

I'll test that one.

pj

Tom Diehl wrote:
On Wed, 31 Aug 2005, Paul Johnson wrote:


I have an FC4 system on which I've installed some rpms from fedora-test. I turned on the nightly update yum but it never does anything. I left the mirror-style repos settings in there, the only change I made in the /etc/yum.repos/* files was to change enabled to 1. I administer 4 machines that are all about the same hardware and OS, and on one or two of them, the updates will be found & installed, but not the others. There are no errors in /var/log/*.

How can I troubleshoot this?


Does /var/lock/subsys/yum exist?? If not yum will not run from the daily
cron job. Have a look at /etc/cron.daily/yum and /etc/init.d/yum for details.

Regards,

Tom Diehl		tdiehl rogueind com		Spamtrap address mtd123 rogueind com



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