[TriLUG] Newbie question reguarding YUM and Linux.
oberry at trilug.org
Tue Jan 10 14:02:41 EST 2006
It's unpopular? I would like to hear some arguments for automatically
updating a system ... I don't know of any good reason to. If you want to
be sure it stays up to date - have it email you when updates are
available, and then do it by hand.
On Tue, Jan 10, 2006 at 01:24:34PM -0500, Blackburn, Marvin wrote:
> I know this is not a popular opinion, but you should NEVER/EVER put in
> blindly. By allowing yum to update automatically, you have NO idea what
> is going to be put on your system.
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: trilug-bounces at trilug.org
> > [mailto:trilug-bounces at trilug.org] On Behalf Of Owen Berry
> > Sent: Tuesday, January 10, 2006 9:39 AM
> > To: Triangle Linux Users Group discussion list
> > Subject: Re: [TriLUG] Newbie question reguarding YUM and Linux.
> > My humble opinion is that you should never let it run automatically.
> > Depending on your distribution, dependancies should not be a problem,
> > but you never know. Also, config files sometimes need to be updated,
> > and, also depending on the distribution, you might need to restart
> > services by hand.
> > What you can do automatically is to run yum with check-update
> > and email
> > the results to yourself. That way you can tell if you have updates
> > available.
> > Owen
> > On Tue, Jan 10, 2006 at 08:05:43AM -0500, Chad Thomsen wrote:
> > > Is it adviseable to run YUM and let the system update
> > itself. I would tend
> > > to think that any dependencies on files being updated may
> > cause issue with
> > > the software that has created the depedencies. As I am much more
> > > experienced in the windows realm of netork administration,
> > I would NEVER
> > > let my servers update themselves automatically. There has
> > been too many
> > > times where a patch from MS fubared a major application or
> > caused other
> > > issues. I am guessing that the same issue exists with
> > Linux (or with any OS
> > > for that matter) but to a lesser degree as in my ventures
> > into the world of
> > > Linux has revealed it to be a much more robust, stable,
> > efficenent and
> > > secure system.
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