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Setting Up Automatic Unattended Updates in Ubuntu
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Setting Up Automatic Unattended Updates in Ubuntu

LeoGLeoG Member

This is a handy feature which let's you setup automatic updates especially Security Updates. The Complete Guide is at https://github.com/Leo-G/DevopsWiki/wiki/Ubuntu-Debian-Unattended-Updates, let me know if you have any questions

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  • FalzoFalzo Member

    you should have posted that small guide in full here.
    this way your post is nothing more then spamming your github url...

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  • YmpkerYmpker Member
    edited May 2016

    Automating updates?

    cd /etc/init.d && nano updates.sh

    In updates.sh enter the following:

    apt-get -y update && apt-get -y upgrade

    Depending on your preferences you can include instable updates or stick to stable updates. You also could include apt-get -y dist-update/upgrade.

    Now save&exit nano file.

    chmod +x updates.sh

    ...and you are done. Will update/upgrade at reboot of your machine. If you want to specifiy update times you could do something similar via cron.

  • LeoGLeoG Member

    @Ympker said:
    Automating updates?

    cd /etc/init.d && nano updates.sh

    In updates.sh enter the following:

    apt-get -y update && apt-get -y upgrade

    Depending on your preferences you can include instable updates or stick to stable updates. You also could include apt-get -y dist-update/upgrade.

    Now save&exit nano file.

    chmod +x updates.sh

    ...and you are done. Will update/upgrade at reboot of your machine. If you want to specifiy update times you could do something similar via cron.

    I feel much more comfortable with the way recommended by the distro, plus it let's me select the type of updates, reboot time and I can configure email notifications.

    Why write a script when all that is already available?

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