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Re: script for security update notification

On Sat, May 25, 2002 at 12:46:50PM +0200, eim wrote:

> On Fri, 2002-05-24 at 20:48, Teun Vink wrote:
> > This can be simply done with the following statement:
> > 
> > apt-get -qq update && apt-get -dqq upgrade && apt-get -sqq upgrade
> > 
> > (assuming your machine is 24/7 connected to the internet and you have
> > securiy.debian.org in your /etc/apt/sources.list)
> > 
> > This will update your packages list, and then simulate an
> > upgrade. Schedule it using a cron job, and you will only receive mail if
> > new packages are available. I use this to maintain a network of about 50
> > Debian servers (potato and woody).
> Very nice, but anyway it will 'only' notify you via mail
> about new packages, so in the end it's up too you executing
> apt-get upgrade, right ?

What would you rather have it do?  If you are brave enough that you want the
upgrade executed automatically, just remove the '-s' flag.  But a
notification about security updates was exactly what the discussion was

 - mdz

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