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CentOS 6 Dropped yum-updatesd

I’ll admit I didn’t follow the RHEL/CentOS 6.0 release cycle as closely as I should have. I’m just now jumping into it. Today I learned yum-updatesd was dropped upstream. YUM isn’t perfect, but I did appreciate yum-updatesd. I liked the email notification feature. It doesn’t seem like there’s any alternative that easily gives me that back.

I may just end up compiling this one from source to restore that functionality unless I can find something better. Of course there’s an irony of compiling something from source to handle a package manager.

1 reply on “CentOS 6 Dropped yum-updatesd”

yum-cron package is available in CentOS 6 to fill this role (I don’t know when they added it).

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