Yum Automatic Updates

You can install yum-cron to automatically download and install all available updates:

yum install yum-cron

chkconfig –list | grep yum – should show that the service is disabled

chkconfig yum-cron on

service yum-cron start

Job Done – it will now check for and apply updates every night.  If its business critical solution though its probably a better idea to write a monitoring script to yum check-update and email when updates are available.

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