What is yum-cron ?

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  • The yum-cron package provides a convenient way to check for, download and apply updates automatically.
  • The cron jobs from the yum-cron package are active immediately after installing the package and there’s no extra configuration necessary. The job will be run when daily cron jobs are set to run.


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 6.x
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 7.x

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