Fetching updated packages automatically

Hervé Fache Herve at lucidia.net
Thu Dec 21 18:49:04 UTC 2006

Sorry, I should have been more informative:
Ubuntu 6.06.1 LTS Server

So, the solution I am looking for needs be CLI-based...


On 12/19/06, Eamonn Sullivan <eamonn.sullivan at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 12/19/06, Hervé Fache <Herve at lucidia.net> wrote:
> > I can see that the script /etc/cron.daily/apt is running apt-get
> > update for me every night. Every night? I think so.
> > Well, it seems to use some variables to determine its behaviour, and I
> > would like to enable the automatic fetching of updated packages.
> >
> > IOW, every night, I want it to apt-get update && apt-get -d
> > dist-upgrade, so that I can update when I want without delay.
> >
> > Anybody knows where I should set the option? /etc/apt/* do not seem to
> > do AFAICS...
> You didn't mention what version you're running, but on Edgy (6.10),
> the option you want to set is in System/Administration/Software
> Sources. Click on the Internet Updates tab. There you can set how
> often you want to check for updates and whether to download (and even
> install) new packages automatically.
> -Eamonn
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