AutoRPM is a Perl program that automates RPM installation. AutoRPM project is designed to be run from cron nightly and run interactively as necessary.
By default, every night, it will check for official Red Hat updates for your system. However, you can modify the configuration file to do much more... like automatically install the same RPMs on a cluster of machines.
The interactive mode lets you actually install the updates (by default, RPMs are not upgraded automatically, although they can be).
You can also use the interactive mode to process a directory of RPMs. AutoRPM will compare each file with your installed RPMs and allow you to decide which ones to install.
Displays the version of AutoRPM and exit.
Enables very verbose debugging information.
Usually used from scripts (such as cron scripts) to guarantee
that AutoRPM does not try to interact with a user. When running
interactively, AutoRPM also will print everything to the screen
(i.e. bypassing any configuration in the config file to mail
reports). So, if you are running AutoRPM interactively and want
it to behave as if it is running from a cron job, then you can
use this parameter.
Overrides the default PID file location (particularly useful for
running as a normal user when only updating a directory and not
a system). The default value is /var/run/autorpm.pid.
Overrides the default temporary (spool) directory (particularly
useful for running as a normal user when only updating a direc-
tory and not a system). The default value is
cmd1 cmd2 ...
Any number of commands can be specified on the command line. If
specified, AutoRPM will run all of the commands in the order
given, and then exit. For a list of commands, run "autorpm
help". For help on a given command, run "autorpm help com-
What's New in This Release:
· Added Fedora Legacy update pool