Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 163868
yum cron auto update new feature request
Last modified: 2014-01-21 17:52:30 EST
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Description of problem:
This is a feature request, as discussed in the fedora mailing list:
I have two major issues (system won't boot) after the nightly yum
auto update, caused by the "new" selinux-policy-targeted and kernel, within the past month. I am not blaming the team for bad QA, but I just want to know
that is it still a good idea to enable the nightly auto update? or is
it better to do it manually?
Another solution would be to have a hybrid of the two. The reason
I wanted auto update is so I won't miss a critical security fix.
This definitely needs to be installed in a timely manner. But
for other non security related updates, we can wait to do it manually,
with a scheduled window. In order for this "hybrid" to work,
all updates need to be tagged with "security" or "non-security" related.
or maybe tagged with "emergency" or "normal". Then the nightly
yum update can have a flag to do "all" updates, or just "emergency/security"
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. see description.
to just apply 'security' updates we'll need more metadata than we currently
have. Specifically we need someone to classify which of the packages resolve
security issues and which just resolve bugs.
it is something being worked on but for the moment it's not possible.