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Re: Auto-upgrade packages?

|| On Thu, 6 Jan 2005 10:26:33 +0000
|| Brian Scanlan <brian.scanlan@redbrick.dcu.ie> wrote: 

bs> On Thu, Jan 06, 2005 at 11:14:07AM +0100, Petter Reinholdtsen wrote:
>> Is <URL:http://www.sage-ie.org/slides/case_study/automation/>
>> something we should be using?

bs> This works extremely well (I admin two networks where it's used), but
bs> it's not automatic updates per se, rather apticron downloads the
bs> packages and notifies the admin that updates need to be run. This is
bs> typically done using a script which sshes into a role-account with sudo
bs> priviledges to run apt-get update and apt-get dist-upgrade... 

bs> Requiring a human to actually do the updates is good, since if something
bs> falls over the human is there to fix it immediately, and kinda prevents
bs> potential hijacking of the process, in that a human is inspecting the
bs> packages that are being upgraded. The apticron package certainly makes
bs> it easy to know that your entire network is all up to date as it should
bs> be (as it will complain nightly if this is not the case), I reccomend
bs> the use of it in debian-edu.

Take a look in cron-apt. It does the same of apticron.

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