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automatically update everything not just security updates?

Postby undernet on Wed Mar 23, 2011 3:43 pm

Hi

I've just switched from ubuntu and i'm loving LMDE.

As this is a rolling distro how can i set the updates to automatically down load and install all updates for all packages not just security updates?

I've only been using it for 3 days and new package updates keep appearing but I have to manually open the update manager and click install. I would rather it was all automatic just like the security updates are.

Is this possible?
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Re: automatically update everything not just security update

Postby hemimaniac on Wed Mar 23, 2011 4:12 pm

you could try apt-cron (may be in the package manager)
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Re: automatically update everything not just security update

Postby Transitman on Wed Mar 23, 2011 4:20 pm

undernet wrote:As this is a rolling distro how can i set the updates to automatically down load and install all updates for all packages not just security updates?
Is this possible?


No. Only Security Updates can be installed automatically.

I just looked at the setting in the Synaptic Package Manager and the choices given are Download and Install Security Updates, Download All Updates in Background or Only Notify About Available Updates.
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Re: automatically update everything not just security update

Postby hemimaniac on Wed Mar 23, 2011 4:40 pm

well i believe the sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade will do just what you are looking for, so if that is added to apt-cron, it will probably carry on just nicely
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Re: automatically update everything not just security update

Postby undernet on Wed Mar 23, 2011 5:05 pm

thanks for the info. apt-cron seems to do the job.
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Re: automatically update everything not just security update

Postby isaaclw on Thu Apr 07, 2011 4:43 am

Searching for "cron-apt" helped find it for me.
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