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CentOS 7 (through and including 7.1) offered the

Applications | System Tools | Software Update

applet. This applet allowed users to update CentOS 7.

Where is the applet in 7.2 v1511? I do not see that anymore.

Yes, I know of yum -y update. I executed the yum -y update command, which is how I got from CentOS 7 to CentOS 7 (7.2 v1511).

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This is a bug in the Upstream(Redhat) which has been reported: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1290868

You can solve this issue by installing the gnome-packagekit-updater package with this command.

sudo yum install gnome-packagekit-updater

Once this package is installed you will find the ICON where it used to be. i.e: Applications | System Tools | Software Update

You can also start the GUI Updater from command line once it is installed by invoking this command:

sudo gpk-update-viewer
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  • gpk-update-viewer will complain if you run it as root/with sudo, at least now. I think it asks for a password before it starts installing.
    – adapt-dev
    Commented Jul 6, 2016 at 6:05

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