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