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'yum update' break cPanel software?

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    hi,
    I'm going to add 'yum update' to cron daily. Can this 'global system upgrade' break cPanel software or it's dependences? I want to avoid situation when later, after this automatic update, my cPanel will stop working because of yum upgrade one of cPanel key componets. I'am using CentOS 4.4.
    Anyone has long time experience with this global updater?
     
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    Shouldn't be a problem, but if you have everything set to automatic in WHM then there's no need as it will run yum update as part of the nighly upcp run anyway.
     
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    chirpy, thanks for reply, but since I've heard about problems after automatic cPanels updates I decided to run cPanel updates manually, only when it's necessary. So I'm asking about 'yum update' compatibility with existing cPanel stuff :)
     
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    So long as yum is set to exclude certain packages you should normally be fine. You can update yum using:

    /scripts/checkyum
     
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    Ok, so I should run '/scripts/checkyum' before each 'yum update', right?
    Currently '/scripts/checkyum' returns only: 'checkyum version 20.4', is it ok? :)

    Btw. Where can I find documentation of all the scripts located under /scripts directory? Lots of them are very useful, but I couldn't find official papers about them.
     
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