How to automatically apt-get?

Josef Wolf jw at
Tue Sep 25 20:22:48 UTC 2007

On Tue, Sep 25, 2007 at 10:12:52AM -0300, Derek Broughton wrote:

> Apt is _designed_ to do automatic updates.  You should have
> a /etc/cron.daily/apt, which does the "apt-get update".  Then you need to
> have the following lines in a file somewhere in /etc/apt/apt.conf.d/:
> APT::Periodic::Update-Package-Lists "1";
> APT::Periodic::Download-Upgradeable-Packages "1";
> The first says to get the updates, the second says to download them.  At
> this point they're still not installed, just downloaded. 

Thanks, Derek!  It looks like APT::Periodic::Unattended-Upgrade is
what I am searching for.

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