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Automatic updates with yum-cron (and reboot if necessary)

My repo server syncs the repositories between 13:00 and 16:00 local time. It will reboot at 06:00 if a kernel update has been installed.

Clients update at around 03.00 via cron.daily. See: /etc/anacrontab.

Install yum-cron

yum install yum-cron
chkconfig yum-cron on

Configure yum-cron

vi /etc/sysconfig/yum-cron
YUM_PARAMETER=
CHECK_ONLY=no
CHECK_FIRST=no
DOWNLOAD_ONLY=no
RANDOMWAIT="60"
MAILTO=<email@address>
CLEANDAY="0"
SERVICE_WAITS=yes
SERVICE_WAIT_TIME=300

Add reboot script

The yum-cron script /etc/cron.daily/0yum.cron will start before the reboot script /etc/cron.daily/1new-kernel-reboot because of sorting.

vi /etc/cron.daily/1new-kernel-reboot
#!/bin/bash
entry=`cat /boot/grub/grub.conf | grep '^default' | cut -d '=' -f2`
entry=`expr $entry + 1`
if [ "`cat /boot/grub/grub.conf | grep '^title' | tail -n +$entry | head -1 | sed -e 's/.*(\(.*\)).*/\1/'`" != "`uname -r`" ]; then
  sleep 10 ; shutdown -r +5
fi
chmod +x /etc/cron.daily/1new-kernel-reboot
automatic_updates_with_reboot.txt · Last modified: 2014/06/10 12:19 by admin