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Old 12-25-2006, 09:42 AM   #1
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Automatic update?


Hi!

I have Fedora Core 5 running.

How can I check if automatic updates are on?

Or... is there a way to tell the system to automatically update certain packages?

Thank you
bye!
 
Old 12-25-2006, 11:23 AM   #2
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Take a look at /etc/yum/yum-updatesd.conf - the setting are very clear. Once you make any necessary changes, restart the maintenance daemon:

service yum-updatesd restart
 
Old 12-26-2006, 06:06 AM   #3
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Ok, and do you think it could work if I put this script in cron.weekly?

yum update ssh -y
yum update httpd -y
yum update clamav -y
yum update postfix -y
yum update amavisd -y
yum update squirrelmail -y

Is this done right? Is it dangerous to update this weekly without supervision?
How can I make the script tell me if something went wrong?

Thank you
 
Old 12-26-2006, 12:20 PM   #4
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I have 8 machines, x86, x86_64, ppc architectures. I run nightly:

yum -y update

No problems since 2001. A given night's update may not succeed, because of a partially updated repository. It usually corrects itself in a day or two. Why would you want to run your system with hundreds of known bugs?
 
  


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