1.5 Configuring Ksplice Uptrack

The configuration file for Ksplice Uptrack is /etc/uptrack/uptrack.conf. You can modify this file to configure a proxy server, to install updates automatically at boot time, or to check for and apply new updates automatically.

If your system is registered with the Ksplice Uptrack repository, Ksplice Uptrack communicates with the Uptrack server by connecting to https://updates.ksplice.com:443. You can either configure your firewall to allow connection via port 443, or you can configure Ksplice Uptrack to use a proxy server. To configure Ksplice Uptrack to use a proxy server, set the following entry in /etc/uptrack/uptrack.conf:

https_proxy = https://proxy_URL:https_port

You receive e-mail notification when Ksplice updates are available for your system.

To make Ksplice Uptrack install all updates automatically as they become available, set the following entry:

autoinstall = yes


Enabling automatic installation of updates does not automatically update Ksplice Uptrack itself. Oracle notifies you by e-mail when you can upgrade the Ksplice Uptrack software using yum.

To install updates automatically at boot time, the following entry must appear in /etc/uptrack/uptrack.conf:

install_on_reboot = yes

When you boot the system into the same kernel, the /etc/init.d/uptrack script reapplies the installed Ksplice updates to the kernel.

To prevent Ksplice Uptrack from automatically reapplying updates to the kernel when you reboot the system, set the entry to:

install_on_reboot = no

To install all available updates at boot time, even if you boot the system into a different kernel, uncomment the following entry in /etc/uptrack/uptrack.conf:

#upgrade_on_reboot = yes

so that it reads:

upgrade_on_reboot = yes