some confusion regarding package updates

Carsten Aulbert carsten.aulbert at
Wed Jan 19 12:25:19 UTC 2011


On Wednesday 19 January 2011 13:21:44 Tapas Mishra wrote:
> How ever I have installed cron-apt which has scheduled an update for
> daily morning 4 o clock,
> So does this message mean that it is not getting updated.

From the package description of cron-apt:

Contains a tool that is run by a cron job at regular intervals. By default it
 just updates the package list and downloads new packages without installing.
 You can instruct it to run anything that you can do with apt-get
 (or aptitude).

Thus you possibly need to configure it, to run the updates automatically - but 
I'm not sure if that is a good thing because it could break the system or you 
won't get an updates kernel live as this might require a reboot.



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