Config Options

kcarectl behavior can be configured using /etc/sysconfig/kcare/kcare.conf

AUTO_UPDATE=True|False True - enable auto-update; False - disable auto-update.
chkconfig kcare off Disable auto-update after restart.
PATCH_METHOD=normal|nofreeze|smart Normal - (default) use freezer;
Nofreeze - don't use freezer to freeze processes;
Smart - smart freezer freezes only threads that need to be frozen for patching [kernelcare 2.3+].
PATCH_SERVER Server to use to download patches.
REGISTRATION_URL Licensing server.
PREFIX=prefix Patch source prefix, used to test different builds, by downloading builds from a different location, based on prefix (v2.2+)
UPDATE_POLICY=REMOTE|LOCAL|LOCAL_FIRST [since 1.6] Depending on the policy, on server startup, use:
REMOTE - (default) patches from patch server.
LOCAL - only locally cached patches, if none cached (caching is done automatically) - do nothing.
LOCAL_FIRST - see if locally cached patches exist, and load them. If not, try getting them from remote server.
IGNORE_UNKNOWN_KERNEL=True|False [since 2.5-4] Don't provide notification if unknown kernel on auto-update.
LOAD_KCARE_SYSCTL [since 2.7-1] Controls if /etc/sysconfig/kcare/sysctl.conf will be loaded on patchset load. True by default.
--set-patch-type extra To enable extra patches.
--set-patch-type free To enable free patches.
STICKY_PATCH=KEY Retrieve sticky patch from KEY (see CLN, Key Edit); not supported for IP based servers or ePortal.
STICKY_PATCH=DDMMYY Stick patch to a particular date. More info at Sticky Patches .
REPORT_FQDN=True|False Force using Fully Qualified Domain as a hostname. False by default.
FORCE_GID=N Use this group ID for symlink protection patch. By default, it's 48 (default Apache user GID) or 99 (nobody user)