[users] yum-updatesd for CentOS 6

C.M. Connelly cmc at math.hmc.edu
Tue Dec 6 01:22:50 CET 2011

"NK" == Nico Kadel-Garcia <nkadel at gmail.com>

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

Yeah.  I noticed the lack of yum-updatesd and spent a bunch of
time trying to figure out what had happened to it a couple of
weeks ago, which is why I knew about it not being there.  (I was
kind of hoping that I'd just missed it when you said you thought
it was there, though!)

It doesn't look like yum-cron is a real replacement for
yum-updatesd, as it won't actually install the updates for you.

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

Sort of.  In fact, they're doing this continuous release thing
[0], so while you can't get a 6.1 install per se, you can get the
newer packages as they're built, so you end up with something
that's pretty close.  So if you're using it to test things you're
going to deploy on RHEL and need that binary compatibility with a
particular set of packages, you might have issues, but if you
don't care whether you're exactly up to date with RHEL, it
probably doesn't matter that much.


[0] http://wiki.centos.org/AdditionalResources/Repositories/CR

  Claire M. Connelly                             cmc at math.hmc.edu
  System Administrator, Dept. of Mathematics, Harvey Mudd College

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