When using yum-cron, you might want to receive email notifications when updates are applied. Here is how you enable these notifications for CentOS. This article assumes a properly configured mail service.
Install yum-cron using the yum package manager:
yum install yum-cron
Modify the /etc/sysconfig/yum-cron file and add your email address to the MAILTO line.
Be sure to read up on the other settings in this file. You can disable automatic updates and only have the system send the notification.
Start the service, and enable it to automatically start on system boot.
chkconfig yum-cron on service yum-cron start
That’s all you need to do. If you don’t receive an email, make sure your mail daemon is configured and working properly.comments powered by Disqus