The SMT Configuration module provides an interface to schedule periodical SMT jobs. YaST uses cron to schedule configured jobs. If needed, cron can be used directly. Five types of periodical jobs can be set:
Synchronizes with Novell Customer Center, updates repositories, and downloads new updates.
Generates and sends SMT Subscription Reports to addresses defined in Section 2.4, Setting E-mail Addresses to Receive Reports with YaST.
Registers all clients to Novell Customer Center that are not already registered or that changed their data since the last registration.
Cleans up queued jobs. It will remove finished or failed jobs from the job queue that are older than 8 days and remove job artifacts that remained in the database as result of an error.
Uploading support configs is only available, when the SMT-support package is installed and manually added. To add it, click, then select from the list.
Figure 2-3 SMT Job Schedule Configuration
To configure the schedule of SMT jobs with YaST, follow these steps:
Open thetab of the SMT Configuration. The table contains a list of all scheduled jobs, their type, frequency, date, and time to run. You can add, delete or edit these scheduled events.
If you want to add a scheduled SMT job, click. The dialog opens.
Choose the synchronization job to schedule. You can choose between, , , , and .
Choose theof the new scheduled SMT job. Jobs can be performed , , , or (every n-th hour or every m-th minute).
Set theby entering and . In case of periodical frequency, enter the relevant periods. For weekly and monthly schedules, select or .
If you want to edit a scheduled SMT job (for example, change its frequency, time, or date), select the job in the table and click. Then change the desired parameters and click .
If you want to cancel a scheduled job and delete it from the table, select the job in the table and click.
Clickto apply the settings and quit the SMT Configuration, or continue with other configurations.