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Re: [LCFC] templates://unattended-upgrades/{templates}

Christian Perrier wrote:
> Package: unattended-upgrades
> Architecture: all
> Depends: python, ${shlibs:Depends}, python-apt (>= 0.7), apt-utils (>= 0.7), apt (>= 0.7), ucf
> Suggests: mailx
> Description: automatic installation of security upgrades
>  This package can download and install security upgrades automatically
>  and unattended, taking care to only install packages from the
>  configured APT source, and checking for configuration file prompts.

"Configuration file prompts" replaces "conffile prompts", right?
Fair enough, I'd missed that, but now that I see it spelled out it
occurs to me that not all answers to install-time questions are
stored in files - some set up symlinks, setuid bits etc.  Does it
really mean "debconf prompts"?

How about just saying "and checking for configuration prompts"?

>  . 
>  This script is the backend for the APT::Periodic::Unattended-Upgrade 
>  option.

(This seems like namespace-hogging to me - thanks to cron-apt I've
been happily doing periodic unattended upgrades since before Ubuntu
even existed...)
JBR	with qualifications in linguistics, experience as a Debian
	sysadmin, and probably no clue about this particular package

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