> > Sorry if this is somewhat naive, but I'm a little confused as to what the > > criteria is for that which will get upgraded automatically by yum and what >will > > > not. > > > > I see in our logwatch messages from time to time that yum upgraded a bunch >of > > > stuff, but I also notice that yum will not upgrade other packages at all >(easy > > > example is clamav, but there are others). > > > > Can someone explain or point me to where I can read about the distinction > > between what is and is not subjected to automatic upgrade? > > > > Automatic upgrade (if "yum upgrade" is run), will upgrade all newer rpm > packages that are in *enabled* repositories. If you installed from > external repository that you keep disabled, those packages will not be > automatically upgraded. Well, as I mentioned, yum-updatesd is running and doing the automatic updates. I'm specifically referring to the automatic updates and not manual command line updates by me. But assuming that yum-updatesd does the same thing as "yum upgrade" (how do I confirm this?), then the outstanding question is how to figure out why certain packages are not being updated. To take my easy example, clamav, when I need to update clamav, I have to go to the command line and do a "yum upgrade clamav" and it works as expected. Doesn't that mean its repo is enabled? If so, why isn't yum-updatesd updating it for me? If not, how do I find which repo it's coming from so I can enable it? (yum info just says "installed" for the "Repo" field). TIA!