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comment Debian: How do I check the last time package upgrades/updates were run?
I've written a nagios plugin based on this idea - github.com/aptivate/check_apt_last_update
May
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May
29
revised How to Chown a directory recursively including hidden files or directories
added note about changing dir permissions
May
25
answered Puppet Security and Network Topologies
May
25
comment “yum clean” hangs - what to try next?
@JannePikkarainen - yes there is network access. I can ssh into and out of it, and ping other servers. I can load web pages in lynx.
May
25
comment “yum clean” hangs - what to try next?
Also, I can open the file /var/lib/rpm/Packages for reading in another application.
May
25
comment “yum clean” hangs - what to try next?
@JannePikkarainen - lsof /var/lib/rpm/Packages originally showed an old rpm process. I've killed that, and my yum, checked that lsof didn't show anything else accessing the file, and tried again, but I stop at the same place. I've also scanned through the full lsof output and not seen anything that looks likely.
May
25
comment “yum clean” hangs - what to try next?
There is a single root fs (with plenty of space) and then just proc, sysfs and tmpfs (and tmpfs has plenty of space).
May
25
asked “yum clean” hangs - what to try next?
May
25
revised How to check when yum update was last run
Added link to plugin I wrote
May
18
accepted How to check when yum update was last run
May
18
comment Debian: How do I check the last time package upgrades/updates were run?
The immediate following line isn't always End-Date: - sometimes it is Remove:. So slightly more complicated to write a script.
May
18
comment Getting date of last aptitude upgrade
Duplicate of serverfault.com/questions/20747/…
May
18
answered In CentOS, how do I update Python 2.4.3 to 2.5?
May
17
comment How to check when yum update was last run
Note that if there was a combination of Install and Update, the Action column says I, U making the grep slightly more complicated. This can happen if an updated package depends on a new package, causing the new package to be installed.
May
17
revised How to check when yum update was last run
indented output so it displays properly
May
16
comment How to check when yum update was last run
What version of yum are you using - I don't appear to have the history command available. (We're mostly still using CentOS 5). Actually, just tried and CentOS 6 does have it. But it is not universal enough for our purposes - but looks useful for others.
May
16
accepted puppet: nagios hosts file keeps having duplicates added
May
16
accepted How to make local /etc/group take priority over LDAP when names collide?