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Automatic dist-upgrade for security update


I am looking for a way to notice the admin when a package has to be updated.

I was thinking about a script that would apt-get update && apt-get dist-upgrade --simulate |mail root@foobar every hour if dist-upgrade --simulate 
had an output different  than : 0 packages upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0  not upgraded.

But may be there is already a nicer solution do that.

The idea is that the admin doesn't want to watch tocheck the security update often and then check if he has to update this program (ie, if this 
program is installed on the system).

Any clue ?



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