yum remove PackageKit*

what's next?

I tried:

yum install yum-autoupdate

but I can't see any config file for it. How can I set the auto-update function* on Scientific-linux 6.1/GNOME?

*want to make the auto-update completely invisible to the GUI users!!

Does "yum-autoupdate" update packages if they fail at the GPG check?


/etc/sysconfig/yum-autoupdate there is the configuration of the autoupdate, you should see that ENABLE=True in that file, and that's mean that it enabled, and there should be more configuration that you might want to take a look at, like whether let the autoupdate to update the kernel automatically, see here.

you can read what packages it has updated in the yum.log file see here details about the package. it should be working automatically after you have installed it, although it should be installed by default with Scientific 6.

  • and "yum-autoupdate" will automatically update all of my packages, and it will NOT prompts for root passwd/or any annoying pop-up message? – LanceBaynes Dec 2 '11 at 2:19
  • @LanceBaynes, that is correct. This is handled via the /etc/cron.daily/yum-autoupdate cronjob and is run from cron as the root user. – Stefan Lasiewski Dec 2 '11 at 19:25
  • Note that like most cronjobs, it will send email to root@localhost, so you'll want to make sure that goes to the correct place. – Stefan Lasiewski Dec 2 '11 at 19:31

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