Scientific Linux 6
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Update System
2011/03/13
[1] Update your system with 'yum' command. However, before doing it, Install 'yum-plugin-fastestmirror' that looks for fast server and download packages from there automatically when yum command is used.
[root@dlp ~]#
yum -y install yum-plugin-fastestmirror

Setting up Install Process
Resolving Dependencies
--> Running transaction check
---> Package yum-plugin-fastestmirror.noarch 0:1.1.26-11.el6 set to be updated
--> Finished Dependency Resolution

Dependencies Resolved

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Package
Arch
Version
Repository
Size

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Installing:
  yum-plugin-fastestmirror
  noarch
1.1.26-11.el6
sl
16 k


Transaction Summary
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Install
1 Package(s)

Upgrade
0 Package(s)


Total download size: 16 k
Installed size: 35 k
Downloading Packages:
yum-plugin-fastestmirror-1.1.26-11.el6.noarch.rpm
| 17 kB 00:00

Running rpm_check_debug
Running Transaction Test
Transaction Test Succeeded
Running Transaction
   Installing : yum-plugin-fastestmirror-1.1.26-11.el6.noarch
1/1


Installed:
   yum-plugin-fastestmirror.noarch 0:1.1.26-11.el6

Complete!
[root@dlp ~]#
yum -y update
[2] The yum-autoupdate script is placed in /etc/cron.daily and it runs everyday by anacron. But it's risks to update packages automatically without testing if you can not stop your server easily, then turn to false the auto-update setting like follows.
[root@dlp ~]#
vi /etc/sysconfig/yum-autoupdate


# line 7: change to false

ENABLED="
false
"
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