[CentOS] anyone doing automatic yum updates via yum-updatesd on production servers?

Aslan Carlos aslan at linuxadvanced.com
Tue Jan 17 16:42:27 UTC 2012

On 01/17/2012 02:30 PM, P J wrote:
> I've read that it's not recommended to automatically apply updates via
> yum-updated on production servers, but I keep encountering servers that
> have this enabled.
> Are any of you doing automatic yum updates on production servers in CentOS
> 5 via yum-updatesd? Have you experienced any negative side effects?
> The only thing I can think of is if say a client had a custom version of
> PHP installed that was not properly excluded in yum and then it was over
> written.
> Unless I'm missing something else that could go horribly wrong.
> Any feedback is appreciated. (if this question has already been asked my
> apologies, searching the archive didn't find what I was looking for)
> Thanks,
> -PJ
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Hi PJ,

Good practices is don't update any package on server directly without
test before.

It's because some update may not full compatible with your configuration.

I do the update first on test server to ensure that update will not
break my system.

I didn't update directly without test this new package before, so I
never get troubles on updates to my servers.

If you have many server with same package to update, first try one in
Testing (of Dev) Environment, if no have problems, send your servers
update the packages.

best regrads

best regards.

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