[CentOS] Completely automatic yum updating on Centos 6

Thu Oct 25 20:55:52 UTC 2012
Michael Simpson <mikie.simpson at gmail.com>

On 25 October 2012 21:19, Keith Roberts <keith at karsites.net> wrote:
> 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 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?

what about creating a user, sticking ssh on a different port, use key
based authentication, keep PermitRootLogin no  then using su -