An updated yum-updatesd package that fixes two bugs is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.
The yum-updatesd package provides notification of updates which are available to be applied to the system. This notification can be done either via syslog, email or over the D-BUS communication system.
Previously, after calling the doSetup routine the yum-updatesd daemon was losing the contents of the "ident" variable. Consequently, the data sent to syslog could not be identified properly in the /var/log/messages file. This update modifies the "ident" variable to preserve as expected and information in syslog messages in the /var/log/messages file is correct.
Due to a misprint, email notifications about available updates contained the word "packets" instead of "packages". This update corrects the spelling.
All users of the yum-updatesd are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which fixes these bugs.