Re: running aptitude and apt-get from cron
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On Sat, Jul 05, 2003 at 10:08:45PM +0100, Richard Kimber wrote:
> I have been running 'apt-get-update' from cron during the night. Root
> gets sent the output which is much as one would see in a terminal.
You might want to check out cron-apt, it's designed to do this and
only email you if there's a problem.
> However, following a recent message from someone (Colin Watson???) to the
> list suggesting that it is better to run aptitude than apt-get directly, I
> have been experimenting with 'aptitude update' instead. However the
> output from this that is emailed to root is not helpful, and is always of
> the form:-
Colin meant when you run interactively, it is better to use aptitude.
And he's mostly right, I just haven't figured out where all the
special search patterns are documented yet. I know broken packages is
.''`. Paul Johnson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
: :' : proud Debian admin and user
`- Debian - when you have better things to do than fix a system
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