CentOS / RHEL Configure Yum Automatic Update Retrieval and Installation

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The yum command line tool is used to install and update software packages under RHEL / CentOS Linux server. I know how to apply updates using yum update command line, but I’d like to use cron to manually update packages where appropriate. How do I configure yum to install software patches / updates automatically with cron?

Redhat Linux yum grouplist and groupinstall Option Not Working

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I‘m trying to install all the default packages by group using ‘yum groupinstall groupname‘ command under RHEL v5.x. But, grouplist, groupinstall, and groupdelete options are not working with yum. How do I fix this issue and make sure yum command works with software groups under Redhat Enterprise Linux to increase my productivity?