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30th October 2009, 09:57 PM
Just installed Fedora 11. Like to setup cron job to update everthing on a regular basis. any examples?. steps to do it?.

30th October 2009, 10:31 PM
If that's what you want to do...As root put "yum update -y" in your crontab. I personally wouldn't because I like to keep an eye on what's getting updated. I've been burnt before by kernel updates without reciprical kmod updates.

more info:

man crontab


31st October 2009, 09:58 PM
what are best commands to use sequentially to do this update everything task manually?.

1st November 2009, 12:50 AM
from the command line

su -c 'yum update'

then review the list of changes and either approve or deny the list.

2nd November 2009, 03:06 AM
You could use the 0kyum.cron script and throw it in your /etc/cron.daily directory. It would run yum at night time and send you e-mails of the results.

The cron script is listed in my sig.