Concerns about Cron-apt- SOLVED

    • Concerns about Cron-apt- SOLVED

      Howdy!

      I'm a noob to OMV, but so far it rocks!!! I was able (quite by accident, I'm sure) to integrate Squeezecenter 7.3.3 directly into OMV, without using a plugin, and it's working flawlessly.

      I do have a concern, though. I have my system set up to notify me in the event of hard drive problems. I am totally opposed to auto updates. If it ain't broke, don't fix it, ESPECIALLY if it's doing exactly what you want it to do. So, my system is emailing me 2x daily with messages similar (but not identicle) to the following, with the subject line "CRON-APT completed on openmediavault [/etc/cron-apt/config] [openmediavault]"

      CRON-APT RUN [/etc/cron-apt/config]: Sat Mar 8 07:35:01 EST 2014
      CRON-APT SLEEP: 707, Sat Mar 8 07:46:48 EST 2014
      CRON-APT ACTION: 3-download
      CRON-APT LINE: /usr/bin/apt-get dist-upgrade -d -y -o APT::Get::Show-Upgraded=true
      Reading package lists...
      Building dependency tree...
      Reading state information...
      The following packages will be upgraded:
      libgnutls26 openmediavault
      2 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
      Need to get 0 B/1613 kB of archives.
      After this operation, 3072 B disk space will be freed.
      Download complete and in download only mode

      As I said, I'm a noob, and researching CRON reveals that it's an updating app, from what I can tell. Is it updating my system every day? If so, how do I stop it?

      Thanks in advance, and thanks for a great piece of software!

      The post was edited 1 time, last by OFcrankin ().

    • Re: Concerns about Cron-apt

      It isn't updating your system. It does download the updates and notify you. I highly recommend installing the libgnutls26 update though.

      You can also turn off system updates in the Notifications tab.
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    • Re: Concerns about Cron-apt

      Unfortunately, happy and protected are two different things. Read this.
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    • Re: Concerns about Cron-apt

      You should clone your system with Clonezilla just in case the hard drive fails.
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    • Re: Concerns about Cron-apt

      I dunno if you have some plugins installed or not (via OMV-Extras). If you receive an update in your Update Manager, I´d just wait two or three days. And if no error shows up here in the forums, you are almost safe to upgrade.
      If an error shows up and it is identified what the problem is, Volker is very fast in fixing this fault - when it´s an OMV problem, of course ;)

      However, a clone with Clonezilla is the best backup you can get from OMV.
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    • Re: Concerns about Cron-apt

      Whats the text of this mail?
      Still the one from the first post?

      please put the output of in a code box:

      Source Code

      1. cat /etc/openmediavault/config.xml
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    • Re: Concerns about Cron-apt

      No, the message has changed, I'm sure because I applied the update recommended by ryecoaaron. It now reads:

      CRON-APT RUN [/etc/cron-apt/config]: Tue Mar 11 07:35:02 EDT 2014
      CRON-APT SLEEP: 1466, Tue Mar 11 07:59:28 EDT 2014
      CRON-APT ACTION: 3-download
      CRON-APT LINE: /usr/bin/apt-get dist-upgrade -d -y -o APT::Get::Show-Upgraded=true
      Reading package lists...
      Building dependency tree...
      Reading state information...
      The following packages will be upgraded:
      openmediavault
      1 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
      Need to get 0 B/1084 kB of archives.
      After this operation, 8192 B of additional disk space will be used.
      Download complete and in download only mode

      The command you listed returns "cat: etc/openmediavault/config.xml: No such file or directory"
    • Re: Concerns about Cron-apt

      "ryecoaaron" wrote:

      You forgot the first slash before etc/


      Oops. Told you I was a noob. Especially with this cli stuff.

      OK, from what I can tell, the output is a least 3 screens long, which leads to a couple of questions you guys are gonna think are really dumb.

      1) Is there a way to access CLI through the webui?

      2) Failing that, is there a command that will output to a text file?

      Maybe I'm in over my head. This single thing is my only complaint about OMV.
    • Re: Concerns about Cron-apt

      Source Code

      1. apt-get install pastebinit
      2. cat /etc/openmediavault/config.xml | pastebinit -b http://pastebin.com


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    • Re: Concerns about Cron-apt

      try without the -b http... again.

      Greetings
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    • Re: Concerns about Cron-apt

      -b paste.debian.net

      Greetings
      David
      "Well... lately this forum has become support for everything except omv" [...] "And is like someone is banning Google from their browsers"

      Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former.


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    • Re: Concerns about Cron-apt

      Source Code

      1. cat /etc/openmediavault/config.xml | pastebinit -b http://paste.debian.net


      Greetings
      David
      "Well... lately this forum has become support for everything except omv" [...] "And is like someone is banning Google from their browsers"

      Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former.


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