[CentOS] Completely automatic yum updating on Centos 6

Thu Oct 25 20:19:24 UTC 2012
Keith Roberts <keith at karsites.net>

On Thu, 25 Oct 2012, Frank Cox wrote:

> To: centos at centos.org
> From: Frank Cox <theatre at melvilletheatre.com>
> Subject: [CentOS] Completely automatic yum updating on Centos 6
> I am about to set up a computer with Centos 6 that I'll probably never see
> again.  I don't want to give out the root password, but I would like to have it
> automatically and transparently update itself.
> What is the best way to do this?  I have been looking at webpages about yum-cron
> and yum-updatesd but nothing directly addresses Centos 6 and it appears that at
> least one of those two methods is now obsolete.

Hello Frank.

What about doing a ssh root login to the box from far away, 
and then running yum check-update, to see what the 
consequences of updating the box could do before 
commiting to the update first?