Coming from apt-get package manager in Ubuntu I find it kind of odd that I never see any updates when I use yum.

On my Ubuntu desktop I almost daily have new available updates when I use apt-get update but when I type yum update on my Fedora server I always get:

[root@pidora ~]# yum update
Loaded plugins: langpacks, refresh-packagekit
No packages marked for update

So how do I check if it is even working correctly?

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Yes. Doing yum update is enough. It does all what is needed.

What version of Fedora are you using? I guess it is Fedora 21 or older, since the newer ones have dnf package manager instead of yum. Fedora 21 just entered EOL (end of life), so there are no more updates for this release. You are advised to update to newer one to get security updates.

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    That explains a lot. I am using a Fedora Raspberry pi remix called Pidora, it's already the latest but I think it's Fedora 20 based. Dec 11, 2015 at 14:02
  • You can find out using uname -a what is the base. Maybe Pi has some other repositories, but the officials for Fedora 20 are shut down for some half a year.
    – Jakuje
    Dec 11, 2015 at 14:03
  • Linux pidora.local 3.12.23-2.20140626git25673c3.rpfr20.armv6hl.bcm2708 #1 PREEMPT Fri Jul 4 16:06:10 EDT 2014 armv6l armv6l armv6l GNU/Linux does this pose any security threats? Dec 11, 2015 at 14:08
  • I don't have outline about the whole system nor about the raspberry builds. This was general Fedora question with general Fedora answer. Unfortunately it looks like there is no newer Pidora. All the security depends on the use cases you want to use it for, but it is completely different question.
    – Jakuje
    Dec 11, 2015 at 14:17
  • The Pi situation is unfortunate; we really hope that in the future, all of the changes needed to make the hardware work get upstreamed so it just works with normal Fedora for ARM.
    – mattdm
    Dec 11, 2015 at 15:22

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