[ubuntu-uk] Kroning Updates

Tony Arnold tony.arnold at manchester.ac.uk
Sun Aug 19 08:31:47 BST 2007


Ian Pascoe wrote:

> I'm looking to provide my eldest daughter with a laptop as she will shortly
> be moving into secondary education.  I don't want to necessarily provide her
> with full admin rights to her machine, but my only qualm is that of keeping
> it updated.
> How can I set up a kron job or similar that will automatically update the
> machine without the necessity of her either using Update Manager or the
> terminal?

This can be configured in the 'Software Sources' application (in Gnome:
System->Software Sources). Click on the Updates tab and set the update
options how you want them.

I did this for my mother's machine.

Tony Arnold, IT Security Coordinator, University of Manchester,
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