[SATLUG] anyone cron-job their "apt-get upgrade" commands?

Tweeks tweeksjunk2 at theweeks.org
Mon Oct 5 00:23:02 CDT 2009


On Tuesday 29 September 2009 12:07:05 pm Don Wright wrote:
> travis+ml-satlug at subspacefield.org wrote:
> >So I heard a talk about patching and the guy was saying that everyone
> >already knows how to cron-job "apt-get upgrade" or the yum equivalent.
>
> Debian's apt supports fine-grained control (for example) to stick some
> packages at specific versions and others to track the most current. It
> doesn't have to always match the selected distro (etch, lenny, squeeze)
> or archive (stable, testing, unstable, volatile).
>
> That said I don't install automatically but do check it weekly.  --Don

Indeed.. The old adage that applies so well to the world of sys-admins 
proclaims, "if it ain't broke, don't fix it".  

Doubly so (in this case): 
	If in ain't broke and your cronify the fix, it soon will be.  ;)

Tweeks


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