I am getting /tmp/yum_save_tx.2017-12….. files in /tmp one every hour. What process is making these files ???
I have stopped PackageKit so its not running.
I am running CentOS 7.4. With GNOME desktop. Thanks
Probably yum-cron – the default setup for that runs yum through cron hourly and daily.
Ok so I looked for yum in cron and did not find it.
# grep yum cron*
grep: cron.d: Is a directory grep: cron.daily: Is a directory grep: cron.hourly: Is a directory grep: cron.monthly: Is a directory grep: cron.weekly: Is a directory
# grep yum cron*/*
and the files:
ls -lR cron.*
-rw-r–r–. 1 root root 5 Jan 25 2016 cron.allow
-rw——- 1 root root 0 Aug 3 11:33 cron.deny
-rw-r–r– 1 root root 128 Aug 3 11:33 0hourly
-rw-r–r– 1 root root 108 Jun 13 10:08 raid-check
-rw-r–r–. 1 root root 459 Jun 24 2015 sa-update
-rw——- 1 root root 235 Aug 3 05:30 sysstat
-rwxr-xr-x. 1 root root 2239 Jun 9 2014 certwatch
-rwx—— 1 root root 219 Aug 1 21:12 logrotate
-rwxr-xr-x. 1 root root 618 Mar 17 2014 man-db.cron
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 392 Aug 3 11:33 0anacron
Remember that it could be in the original crontabs located in
You might also look in /var/log/cron to see what’s firing off hourly.
Even though PackageKit was not running – I went ahead and removed that package and it has stopped.