Check4updates

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Check4update for SME Server

Maintainer

Stephane de Labrusse aka stephdl

Version

Contrib 9:
smeserver-check4updates
The latest version of smeserver-check4updates is available in the SME repository, click on the version number(s) for more information.


Description

Check4updates is a contrib which regularly checks the determined repositories and send email to the admin, for informing of all new rpms which need an update

Requirements

You need to enable stephdl repository

Installation

This contrib is currently held in an external non default repository. You must first configure the stephdl repository on your SME server by following the steps here stephdl (if not already configured).

You can check the repo status as follows

db yum_repositories show stephdl

If you receive no output then the repo is not configured on your SME server.

Then run the following commands to install the Check4updates contrib on your SME Server.

  • for sme8
yum --enablerepo=stephdl install smeserver-check4updates
  • for sme9
yum --enablerepo=smecontribs install smeserver-check4updates

You have to set the repositories you want to check, you must enabled them before as it is asked on this page

Repositories have to be separated by a coma ','

for example

config setprop check4updates repositories fws,stephdl

Then activate the database changes as follows:

signal-event post-upgrade;  signal-event reboot

or if you do not want to restart the server, simply do

signal-event console-save

Usage

# config show check4updates 
  check4updates=configuration
    emailaddress=admin-yum
    excludes=
    frequence=daily
    repositories=

for example, this is mine configuration (some rpm must be excluded from epel)

check4updates=configuration
   emailaddress=admin-yum
   excludes=GeoIP,dar,libdar,oidentd,perl-Net-Server,perl-Razor-Agent,php-pear-Auth-SASL,pkcs11-helper,pptpd,rssh,php-horde-horde,proftpd,php-pear-Net-LDAP2
   frequence=daily
   repositories=fws,epel,stephdl,sogo,remi-roundcube,remi


  • repositories
config setprop check4updates repositories repo1,repo2,repo3


  • email recipients

The recipient is admin but you can change this by a db command

config setprop check4updates emailaddress "admin-yum"

or if you need several recipients

config setprop check4updates emailaddress "admin-yum foo@foo.be foo@foo.fr"
  • frequence
config setprop check4updates frequence daily
signal-event console-save

daily is the default value but you can set also

weekly
monthly
  • excludes

you can exclude rpms if you don't want they are checked by the contrib

 config setprop check4updates excludes rpm1,rpm2,rpm3,rpm4

Launch Manually

in a terminal root

/sbin/e-smith/check4repositoriesupdates

if you want to drop an email

/sbin/e-smith/check4repositoriesupdates -m

Uninstall

yum remove smeserver-check4updates

Bugs

Please raise bugs under the SME-Contribs section in bugzilla and select the smeserver-check4updates component or use this link .

"No open bugs found."