You can use this script to get notified of YUM updates. Just add it to your crontab and wait for the emails:
Create the script file in “/usr/bin/yum-update-notification.sh” and make it executable. Make sure to change the variables at the top of the script and also the packages to check for:
#!/bin/bash # AGIX. check for updates and alert someone. TO=" email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com " HOSTN=`hostname` MSG="/root/yum-updates-message.txt" # <--- Add custom text to this file. It's included in the email alert. TMPFILE="/tmp/yum.updatecheck" ### END OPTIONS yum check-update | egrep -i 'php|http|mysql-server' > $TMPFILE # <--- Change the packages as needed. if [ -s $TMPFILE ] then cp $MSG $MSG.tmp cat $TMPFILE >> $MSG.tmp for var in $TO do mail -s "$HOSTN Linux Web-Server Updates Available" $var < $MSG.tmp done fi
And to make it executable:
chmod 755 /usr/bin/yum-update-notification.sh
Add it to cron and you're done.