[users] yum-updatesd for CentOS 6

Nico Kadel-Garcia nkadel at gmail.com
Tue Dec 6 01:08:18 CET 2011

On Mon, Dec 5, 2011 at 2:39 PM, C.M. Connelly <cmc at math.hmc.edu> wrote:
> "GVE" == Gerd v. Egidy <lists at egidy.de>
> "NK" == Nico Kadel-Garcia <nkadel at gmail.com>
>    GVE> after upgrading from CentOS 5 I found out that CentOS 6
>    GVE> does not include yum-updatesd anymore. Seems like
>    GVE> upstream dropped it.
>    NK> That's really odd, because I see it in the CentOS mirror
>    NK> sites. How did you try to install it?
> >From the 6.1 Technical Notes[0]:

Interesting: I think I was accidentally seeing the "yum-updateonboot"
package, which is Yet Another Auto-Updater Tool(tm).

Note that CentOS has only released CentOS 6.0, and still has not
released 6.1. If you want 6.1, I'm afraid you need to switch to
Scientific Linux or buy RHEL licenses.

>   Enhancements:
>   BZ#602149
>   This update extends yum functionality by adding yum-cron
>   package. It provides automatic background system updates with no
>   user intervention and replaces the outdated yum-updatesd package.
> There is no yum-updatesd package in CentOS 6, following upstream.

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