AW: [CentOS] Nightly yum update did an "upgrade"

Griesbach, Lutz lutz.griesbach at
Thu Oct 2 11:54:32 UTC 2008

Oh, c'mon!

If I want to talk about professional honor, I'd prefer a different list.

I know, that they're switched of by default - but I didn't set up this machine and I have rarely any documentation about it. Somebody (my predecessor) enabled nightly updates and I thought, there might be a reason for it. Until last night I didn't even know, somebody has enabled it.

Also I didn't now, that nightly updates include upgrades and this doesn't makes sense to me either. Who wants to get 193 packages including kernel, glibc and the like, without any notice over night on his machine?

So, I thought it might be possible to stick in the release during nightly updates, but your educational answer doesn't help much.

Thanks anyway, I disabled it.

-----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
Von: centos-bounces at [mailto:centos-bounces at] Im Auftrag von vandaman2002-rt at
Gesendet: Donnerstag, 2. Oktober 2008 13:22
An: CentOS mailing list
Betreff: Re: [CentOS] Nightly yum update did an "upgrade"

Griesbach, Lutz wrote:

> Hy there,
> i have a centos (4.?) Box  with nightly yum update enabled.
> Last night, it did an upgrade to 4.7 leading to several
> problem i.e. not respawning the dhcrelay, which is needed on
> this box.
> Can I control the update policy not to upgrade to new
> releases in the nightly updates? I would like do to nightly
> updates, but make release upgrades manual (I get a new
> kernel, so I have to reboot anyway).
> Is that possible? 

A few questions for you.

1. Nightly updates are not enabled by default. Why did you turn it on
when your box has issues?
2. Aren't prudent admins supposed to test updates before applying them
to production boxes?


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