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Bug#668305: apt: Silently installed cron job deletes files (despite comments to the contrary)

On Tue, Apr 10, 2012 at 10:30:38PM +0200, Helge Kreutzmann wrote:
> Package: apt
> Version:
> Severity: important
> This machine was installed last year and is running testing since. For
> a time, I was wondering why /var/cache/apt/archives was not growing as
> it did on other (older) machines. After searching I finally nailed it
> down to 
> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 14918 Jun 30  2011 /etc/cron.daily/apt
> (I removed the executable bit to verify that it was indeed the cause).
> Ever since I did this, no longer files are deleted.
> I never touched this file and /etc/apt/apt.conf.d/02periodic does not
> exist on my system. According to the comments, nothing should be
> deleted automatically:

Do you have unattended-upgrades or update-notifier-common installed?

Julian Andres Klode  - Debian Developer, Ubuntu Member

See http://wiki.debian.org/JulianAndresKlode and http://jak-linux.org/.

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