On Tue, 2004-02-10 at 10:04, Bluefuture wrote: > >From Emil Soleyman-Zomalan <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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: ----Snippet---- 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 <email@example.com> 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 errors. . 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 recommended). ----EndOfSnippet---- -- firstname.lastname@example.org REMEMBER ED CURRY! http://www.iwethey.org/ed_curry Novell's Directory Services is a competitive product to Microsoft's Active Directory in much the same way that the Saturn V is a competitive product to those dinky little model rockets that kids light off down at the playfield.
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