Automatic Updates with Yum Cron on Fedora

I had some trouble finding out what is the preferred method for keeping Fedora 20 automatically updated. It seemed like a good idea after the Shellshock incident. But the information was not that easy to come by and Fedora documentation had conflicting information and now clear answer.

One of the first pieces of information you find in Google is from Fedora 14 Software Documentation regarding Yum Cron and it indicates yum-updatesd is what you should be looking for. But then I found the Fedora AutoUpdates wiki page that only mentions yum-cron and that suggests that yum-updatesd has not been updated since 2007.

So it seems yum-cron is the thing again. But the instructions I found was missing some key information.

Here is what I did:

We need to make two changes in yum-cron.conf:

With “no” on both of these, yum-cron will instruct yum to download and install updates automatically:

The cron job is enabled with:

Started with:

Automatic updates of yum on Fedora should now work.


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WordPress 2.5 Dashboard Widgets

Dashboard Widget Manager Screenshot

Viper007Bond has come up with a great solution to the rather messy Dashboard in WordPress 2.5. He has created Dashboard Widget Manager. It will let you manage what feeds you want shown in your WordPress Dashboard.

Great stuff! Just what I need when using WordPress as a CMS for clients! 🙂

PS: This plugin has been discontinues as WordPress 2.7 includes this as a core feature.

Wenger make bid for Håvard Nordtveit

Håvard Nordtveit

In a press conference late today, board member Ingolf Steensnæs told the press that Arsene Wenger had made a official bid for FK Haugesund youngster Håvard Nordtveit. The bid was turned down by the club, but more talks were expected.

Wenger was in Haugesund himself and watched Håvard Nortveit play the match against Notodden.

Hattrick Youth Stars

After analysing all my new players reports, and looking at many other players reports across general threads on the topic, I am currently thinking that Youth Stars ain’t quite as cryptic as they are being made out to be. In fact they may be to an extent very easy to translate.

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