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How quickly should I action the update announcements on the CentOS mailing lists?

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 CentOS-announce. I get quite a lot of emails regarding bug fixes ...
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setting up centos to apply updates automatically

How do I set up my centos instances to automatically apply security updates? Is it as simple as setting up a cron job that does yum -y update at 1:00am ?
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YUM error. Is this a cert error

Nov 13 13:38:57 host abrt: detected unhandled Python exception in '/usr/bin/yum' Nov 13 13:38:57 host abrtd: New client connected Nov 13 13:38:57 host abrt-server[3508]: Saved Python crash dump of pid ...
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on Red Hat Enterprise and CentOS, what is creating /var/run/reboot-required?

On CentOS 5.8+ and Red Hat Enterprise 6+, when installing/updating packages, I notice a flag file /var/run/reboot-required is created when appropriate. On Ubuntu (and Debian too, I'm guessing), if ...
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CentOS 5.8 update from CentOS 5.7

'yum list updates' doesn't show centos-release for 5.8 on some CentOS 5.7 machine. What does this happen? machine A [dnd@one:~]$ yum list updates | grep centos-release [dnd@one:~]$ cat ...
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Yum update info from what version, to what version

Is there some simple yum command so I can know what is current and what is future version of package for updating. I now about: yum list updates But that only prints new version of packages...
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CentOS 5.7 - Cannot retrieve repository metadata

I got this strange error today and I'm not able to fix it: root@server# yum -y update Loaded plugins: allowdowngrade YumRepo Error: All mirror URLs are not using ftp, http[s] or file. Eg. ...
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Good practice for managing package updates for lots of CentOS servers

As part of my job I manage a few tens of CentOS 5 servers, using puppet for the main set up. About half of our servers have a standardised set up for hosting various django sites, while the rest are a ...
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How to keep SpamAssassin up to date under CentOS?

I am running CentOS 5.4 with SpamAssassin installed via yum. However the version yum installed was SpamAssassin version 3.2.5 and I am finding that this version has many outdated rules -- including a ...
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How can I check from the command line if a reboot is required on RHEL or CentOS?

I'm using CentOS and Red Hat Enterprise Linux on a few machines without the GUI. How can I check if recently installed updates require a reboot? In Ubuntu, I'm used to checking if ...
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To yum update? Or not?

please forgive this rather straightforward question. First off, I'm not a sysadmin, and my experience with Linux is somewhat limited. About 3-4 months ago, I set up a CentOS server in work, for a ...