SysAdmin | sys·ad·min | noun - A system administrator. The duties of a system administrator are wide-ranging, and vary widely from one organization to another. Sysadmins are usually charged with installing, supporting, and maintaining servers or other computer systems, and planning for and responding to service outages and other problems.

No updates available on CentOS 6?

on Dec 1, 2011 | Notes-to-self | 854 comments

I recently set up a client's CentOS 6 server to automatically run yum check-update and email the results back to the client.

The first few runs showed that there were no updates available - nothing to worry about, this was a new server and had been updated recently. However, as the time went on - still no updates. This is odd, as of the hundreds of RPMs on the system, surely at least one has had a bug fix or security update?

A little digging showed that one needs to enable the "continuous release" repository. Why is this not enabled by default? I don't know. It should be. Anyway - here's how:

# yum install centos-release-cr