[ubuntu-uk] Automatic check for updates

Dave Morley davmor2 at davmor2.co.uk
Wed Sep 30 15:43:51 UTC 2015

On Wed, 30 Sep 2015 16:39:20 +0100
Paul Tansom <paul at aptanet.com> wrote:

> I've got a new(ish) Ubuntu 14.04 LTS install that I'm preparing to
> replace an older 12.04 LTS one. When I log in on the 12.04 install I
> get a notification in red at the bottom right of my Byobu session
> that notifies me of updates. On the 14.04 one I only ever get this
> after I've manually done an `aptitude update`. It looks as though all
> I need to do is add some configuration to the /etc/apt/apt.conf.d/
> directory, and I'm quite happy with doing this. The thing that
> puzzles me is why I've got this difference. Is it a policy change or
> is there an official way (other than manually crafting a suitable
> script - or copying one from my 12.04 install) to set this up.
> Unfortunately my Google-fu is failing me on this one. Everything I
> find either talks about apticron or cron-apt, or references the
> software manager GUI.

On the whole the check only run weekly so depending on how often you
log into the systems will depend on how often it shows up.

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