[clug] Debian: automate apt-get update

Martin Pool mbp at sourcefrog.net
Thu Mar 30 13:29:45 GMT 2006

On 29 Mar 2006, Greg <greg999 at fastmail.fm> wrote:
> 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.

I use cron-apt and it works well.


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