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    Recommended frequency of "yum update"


    In a Linux security essentials website somewhere I read that one of the recommended security practices is to run "yum update" so every now and then. What is the recommended frequency for this? Doesn't the distribution offer a self invoking script to do this?

    I am using FC4 from late Oct 2005.

    Thanks in advance


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    Any time you do yum update you are the getting the latest software and I assume latest patches/bugfixes (could be wrong though). Therefore, it depends on how secure you want your computer.

    I usually check for updates every couple of days.

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    With FC4? Every thirty minutes...
    Seriously, I'd think every week would be a gracious plenty.
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    You can set it to automatically update daily if you want.

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