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

Johnny Hughes johnny at centos.org
Tue Jan 17 17:59:16 UTC 2012

On 01/17/2012 10:30 AM, 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)

I would always say it is "best practice" to manually install updates on
at least one machine of a specific type and make sure everything is OK
... then automatically machines that are like that one after you are happy.

We do automatically upgrade all the CentOS infrastructure servers all
the time ... but I do not do that for my $work servers.

There are hardly ever any issues ... but I always test and then push.

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