Automatic Updates

Automatic updates are disabled by default.

To verify this, run the status command.

root@photon-host-def [ ~ ]# rpm-ostree status
State: idle
AutomaticUpdates: disabled
Deployments:
* ostree://photon-1:photon/3.0/x86_64/minimal
                   Version: 3.0_minimal.1 (2019-09-16T09:51:33Z)
                BaseCommit: 28dc49ecb4604c0bc349e4445adc659491a1874c01198e6253a261f4d59708b7
           LayeredPackages: createrepo_c rpm wget

Enable Automatic Updates

  1. Run the following command:
$ systemctl restart rpm-ostreed
  1. To enable automatic background updates, edit the /etc/rpm-ostreed.conf, and include the below lines in the Daemon section:

    [Daemon]
    AutomaticUpdatePolicy=stage
    #IdleExitTimeout=60
    
  2. Run the following commands:

    $ systemctl reload rpm-ostreed
    $ systemctl enable rpm-ostree-automatic.timer --now  
    $ systemctl restart rpm-ostree-automatic
    
  3. Verify that the automatic update feature has been enabled:

    $ rpm-ostree status -v 
          State: idle
    
          AutomaticUpdates: stage; rpm-ostreed-automatic.timer: last run 16min ago
    
  4. On the server machine, perform another commit on the base tree.

Automatic updates are now enabled and will automatically update the host system.



Last modified March 5, 2021: setting up github actions (3f54ed117)