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yum-updatesd (2) Versions 0.1.0

Installs/Configures yum-updatesd

cookbook 'yum-updatesd', '= 0.1.0', :supermarket
cookbook 'yum-updatesd', '= 0.1.0'
knife supermarket install yum-updatesd
knife supermarket download yum-updatesd
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yum-updatesd 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.


  • Chef 11 or higher
  • Ruby 1.9 (preferably from the Chef full-stack installer)
  • RHEL5, RHEL6, or other platforms within the family


The following attributes are set by default

# Number of seconds to wait between checks for available updates. 
default['yum-updatesd']['run_interval'] = 3600
# Minimum number of seconds between update information refreshes to avoid hitting the server too often. 
default['yum-updatesd']['updaterefresh'] = 600
# List of ways to emit update notification. Valid values are 'email', 'dbus' and 'syslog'. 
default['yum-updatesd']['emit_via'] = syslog
# Boolean option to decide whether or not updates should be automatically applied. Defaults to False. 
default['yum-updatesd']['do_update'] = False
# Boolean option to decide whether or not updates should be automatically downloaded. Defaults to False. 
default['yum-updatesd']['do_download'] = False
# Boolean option to automatically download dependencies of packages which need updating as well. Defaults to False. 
default['yum-updatesd']['do_download_deps'] = False
# Boolen option to listen via dbus to give out update information/check for new updates
default['dbus_listener']['do_download_deps'] = False

#Mail Options
# List of email addresses to send update notification to. Defaults to 'root@localhost'. 
default['yum-updatesd']['email_to'] = 'root@localhost' 
# Email address for update notifications to be from. Defaults to 'yum-updatesd@localhost'. 
default['yum-updatesd']['email_from'] = 'yum-updatesd@localhost'
# SMTP server to use when sending mail, host or a host:port string. Defaults to 'localhost:25'. 
default['yum-updatesd']['smtp_server'] = 'localhost:25'

#Syslog Options
# What syslog facility should be used. Defaults to 'DAEMON'. 
default['yum-updatesd']['syslog_facility'] = 'DAEMON'
# Level of syslog messages. Defaults to 'WARN'. 
default['yum-updatesd']['syslog_level'] =  'WARN'



Just include yum-updatesd in your node's run_list:

License & Authors

Copyright:: 2015 David Hofmann

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yum-updatesd CHANGELOG

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  • David Hofmann - Initial release of yum-updatesd

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