[LON-CAPA-dev] Re: [LON-CAPA-admin] checkrpms no longer working

Martin Siegert lon-capa-dev@mail.lon-capa.org
Thu, 15 Jul 2004 13:12:58 -0700

<switched to lon-capa-dev>

On Thu, Jul 15, 2004 at 03:48:22PM -0400, Guy Albertelli II wrote:
> Hi Martin,
> > Ok. Let's solve this once and for all :-)
> For Fedora, the CHECKRPMS script is much simpler already we just mail
> out the results of "yum check-update".

In that case we should change the CHECKRPMS script for RH7.3 and RH9
to be simply "check-rpms" (even a link would do).
And then we should somehow include the check-rpms rpm in the list of
required rpm packages.

> > (in order to make this decoupling complete we need to get rid of the
> > CHECKRPMS line in /etc/cron.d/loncapa and the /usr/local/loncapa/bin/CHECKRPMS
> > script in future loncapa releases).
> I would prefer to not decouple loncapa and RPM checking.
> I want the default loncapa install to setup some kind of reminder
> script that checks for RPM updates.
> Now the existing CHECKRPMS for 7.3 has some issues, and we might want
> to ask during the UPDATE procedure if the user wants this automated
> checking but I would really prefer the default to have something.

I'd prefer fixing those issues. check-rpms works quite well with
fedoralegacy (or our SFU updates).


Martin Siegert
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