automatic and semi-automatic updates
mdz at ubuntu.com
Sun Mar 27 02:15:54 UTC 2005
On Sat, Mar 26, 2005 at 03:19:02PM -0500, David Feldman wrote:
> - I notice that in GNOME update-notifier runs with some options, so I
> added that to my Xfce session (though I don't know what the options
> are). But it takes up a lot of space in the system tray, even though no
> updates are available. Any way to avoid that?
update-notifier shouldn't display anything unless updates are available
(that's how it works here, under GNOME).
> - I saw some docs regarding fully-automated updates with cron-apt and
> apt-get. If I'm going to be installed updates anyway, is that a safe
> thing to do?
Not in general, no.
> - As far as fully-automated updates go, the person who uses this
> machine will have it turned off much of the time. Will a root cron job
> run at startup if its time has been missed
Yes, that's what anacron does.
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