Patch Update RHEL/CentOS 8


Enabling automatic updates for RHEL/CentOS 8


How To Configure Automatic Updates On CentOS


In this Tutorial we will cover how to configure automatic updates on CentOS. It is essential that you keep your servers and desktops fully up to date. With the constant threat of attacks to systems, it is only a matter of time before you find your systems down, encrypted or even worse, your data completely lost.

In-case no dnf library

 [root@cen7 ~]# yum install dnf


dnf install -y


Before You Begin

Lets get the dnf package manager up to date, this will ensure the repositories are working correctly. Login to SSH using root and running the following:

dnf update

dnf info dnf-automatic

yum install yum-automatic or dnf install-automatic

[root@cen7 ~]# yum install dnf-automatic


[root@cen7 ~]# dnf install dnf-automatic

rpm -qi dnf-automatic

[root@cen7 dnf]# rpm -qi dnf-automatic

Cd /etc/dnf/

upgrade_type = default

download_updates = yes

apply_updates = yes

[root@cen7 dnf]# vi automatic.conf

automatic installation of package upgrades, run the ‘dnf-automatic-install‘ timer service

Enable automatic timer

Enable the systemd dnf-automatic.timer timer unit to start using this service

[root@cen7 dnf]# systemctl enable –now dnf-automatic.timer

[root@cen7 dnf]# systemctl list-timers *dnf-*

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