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However, the question would also apply to the question of update quality. Will the installation of the package cause problems on your system? This we can not answer. Each package goes through a QA process, and is assumed to be problem free. But, problems happen, and QA can not test all possible cases. It is always possible that any update may cause problems during or after installation.
_If the machine is a critical server, for which unplanned downtime of a service on the machine can not be tolerated, then you should not use automatic updates. Otherwise, you *may* choose to use them._
If you decide to use automatic updates, you should at least do a few things to make sure you are up-to-date.
If you want to disable auter from running, including from any cron job:
Install and settings of dnf-automatic
It provides a critical service that you don't want to risk having unscheduled downtime.
# List of addresses to send messages to.
email_to = root
# Name of the host to connect to to send email messages.
email_host = localhost
Notifications
Other methods of protection
Reasons AGAINST using automatic updates
Reasons FOR using automatic updates
Run dnf-automatic
Scheduling updates
Some things which might make your machine a good candidate for automatic updates are:
Some things which might make your machine be a bad candidate for automatic updates are:
So while you should still be cautious with any automated update solution, in particular on production systems, it is definitely worth considering, at least in some situations.
sudo dnf install auter
sudo dnf install dnf-automatic
systemctl list-timers dnf-*