[clug] Debian: automate apt-get update

Greg greg999 at fastmail.fm
Wed Mar 29 04:51:53 GMT 2006

Hi debian/ubuntu users,

Just wanted to grab some opinions on the best way to automate
downloading security updates.  I want to get the security updates,
dist-upgrades I will handle manually.  I have seen talk of cron-apt and
wonder if people use it and what they think of it?  Does it beat a
cronjob like:

apt-get update && apt-get -y -u upgrade >> /var/log/my_updates

Basically I have a box that runs an ssh server (and not much else) and
want to be sure I grab security updates automatically.


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