Runnning YUM via cron

Guido Leisker at
Wed Jan 11 14:48:27 UTC 2006

Ralf Corsepius wrote:
> On Wed, 2006-01-11 at 11:34 +0100, Arne Drechsler wrote:
>>Hi everybody,
>>is it a good idea to have yum run automatically every night ? Since it
>>also updates things like sql server and this sometimes causes trouble
>>I'm wondering wether it is a good idea. Anybody has good/bad experience
>>with it ? Are there solutions to have yum run savely and not touch any
>>running things or rewrite configs ?
> My experience is: No, this isn't a good idea. Neither yum, nor the
> repos, nor the rpm are in a shape to leave yum running unattended.
> /me ducks and waits for flames ;)
> Ralf
Isn't there the Problem, that you have to submit the updating of packages?
Therefor you would have to run a script.
Or maybe there is a switch to tell yum not to ask.
But I'd think the question is not there for nothing.


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