On Tue, Jan 13, 2015 at 4:14 PM, Allan Jude <allanj...@freebsd.org> wrote:
> On 2015-01-13 18:11, Craig Rodrigues wrote: > > Hi, > > > > 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 > > friendly. > > > > 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 > > "freebsd-update cron" > > 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 > > freebsd-update? > > -- > > Craig > > _______________________________________________ > > firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list > > http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-current > > To unsubscribe, send any mail to " > freebsd-current-unsubscr...@freebsd.org" > > > > I think this requirement was originally added when Colin hosted the > mirrors for FreeBSD update himself, and was worried about everyone > scripting it to run via crontab at midnight every night. > > It is likely a false requirement, and can be safely removed. > > Dealing with the merges, only really affects version upgrades, and is > less of an issue compared to being able to automate security fixes. > Hi, I submitted this review: https://reviews.freebsd.org/D1665 to remove the check for an interactive tty in "freebsd-update fetch". Being able to run "freebsd-update fetch" via automation will make it much more convenient to update clusters of FreeBSD nodes. -- Craig _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-current To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-current-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"