Ahmed Kamal, a devops expert, is helping me to script the steps to
upgrade a cluster of FreeBSD machines. For certain machines,
we want to track the official FreeBSD releases and use freebsd-update
to install official updates.
We found that when the invocation of freebsd-update was scripted
and not run via a real tty, we can into this error:
"freebsd-update fetch should not be run non-interactively."
There are various workarounds mentioned on various web pages.
However, should we modify freebsd-update so that it can work better
when not run via a real tty? This would make it more devops/automation
The closest thing I have found is "freebsd-update cron", which can fetch
the updates and run without a real tty. The only problem with
is that it sleeps a random amount of time between 1 and 3600 seconds before
fetching the updates. This is OK when run in a cron job,
but not OK when run as part of a devops automation framework.
Anybody have ideas as to the best way to proceed in fixing this in
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