Yum update recommendations

Yum update recommendations

I’ve a new Centos 6.1 x64 server running DA 1.41.1.

I realise from my old Centos 4 server running DA 1.35.1 that yum.conf excludes a large number of applications and naturally it’s the same on the new server:

Code:

# grep exclude /etc/yum.conf
exclude=httpd* mysql* php* perl* apache* mod_* MySQL* *ftp* exim* sendmail* kernel* da_* caching_nameserver*


Question is whether it’s recommended to run a yum update cron job? On my old server I have this:

Code:

# cat /etc/cron.daily/yum.cron
#!/bin/sh

if [ -f /var/lock/subsys/yum ]; then
        /usr/bin/yum -R 120 -e 0 -d 0 -y update yum
        /usr/bin/yum -R 10 -e 0 -d 0 -y shell /etc/yum/yum-daily.yum
fi
# cat /etc/yum/yum-daily.yum
update
ts run
exit


My new server has no cron jobs for yum. Given the number of exclusions is it worth the bother?

What is best practice here? I realise, of course, that many consider it dangerous to automatically update.

Comments are closed.