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

William Hooper whooperhsd at gmail.com
Wed Jan 18 14:33:07 UTC 2012

On Wed, Jan 18, 2012 at 8:51 AM, Les Mikesell <lesmikesell at gmail.com> wrote:
> I've always thought yum should have its own 'reproducible updates'
> concept so you could  update a test machine, then tell all the others
> to update to exactly that state even if some new things had been added
> to the repositories -

Kind of hard to do if the older versions have been removed from the mirrors.

> without having to make complete snapshots of
> repositories containing stuff you don't even have installed just to
> hold the state.

Your local mirror doesn't have to be a full copy.  Granted, it is
easier to manage if it is, and drive space is cheap.

> That is, that should have been a design goal for yum
> since that is the way people should manage multiple machines

Yum's design goal was/is to be a dep-solver, not a management system.

William Hooper

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