I've recently subscribed to the CentOS mailing lists so that I can keep up to date with any new releases or updates. I'm subscribed to
I get quite a lot of emails regarding bug fixes and updates. Assuming the update is relevant to me, how quickly should I try to apply these fixes? Same day? Same week? Same month?
Ideally I would like to use
Yum to install these updates. By the time I've received the email is the fix normally available on the repositories?
What's a realistic update schedule for a production web server? I'm not sure I can justify taking the server offline every day to perform updates! What's reasonable in terms of downtime for performing updates?