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Re: RHN-like applet for APT?

On Tue, 2004-02-10 at 10:04, Bluefuture wrote:
> >From Emil Soleyman-Zomalan <emil@nishra.com> post on debian-gtk-gnome mailing
> list 28/Dec/2003:
> Hi,
> Is there a need for a RHN-like applet for APT? If yes, is it possible to
> port the RHN applet to support apt repositories (written in python) or
> would a re-write be warranted?
> Would anyone be interested in seeing such a project take shape?

Would that be something similar to:

greg@king:~$ apt-cache search cron-apt
cron-apt - Automatic update of packages using apt
greg@king:~$ apt-cache show cron-apt
Package: cron-apt
Priority: optional
Section: admin
Installed-Size: 75
Maintainer: Ola Lundqvist <opal@debian.org>
Architecture: all
Version: 0.0.18
Depends: apt, bash (>= 2.03-6)
Filename: pool/main/c/cron-apt/cron-apt_0.0.18_all.deb
Size: 9460
MD5sum: 35dbeb06f71e2539269db77048e3e27d
Description: Automatic update of packages using apt
 This package contains a tool that is run by a cron job
 at regular intervals. By default it just updates the package list and
 download new packages without installing. You can instruct it to run
 anything that you can do with apt-get.
 It also sends mail (configurable) to the system administrator on
 Observe that this tool is a security risk, so you should not set it
 to do more than necessary (automatic upgrade of all packages is NOT

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