3.4 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.

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