[SOLVED]Auto Update or Notification

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[SOLVED]Auto Update or Notification

Postby A Future Pilot on Thu Oct 11, 2012 11:09 pm

So I've got Linux Mint 13 running on my mom's computer, and she's TERRIBLE about running updates regularly. So I need to either have it auto-update (everything, including the ppa's etc.) or have a very prominant, always-on notification that won't go away until the computer has been updated.

I tried using unattended-upgrade, but I couldn't get it to work...

Any thoughts?
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Re: Auto Update or Notification

Postby A Future Pilot on Fri Oct 12, 2012 1:28 pm

Well I found out that anacron wasn't running right, so I purged it and reinstalled it, then created a bash script to do apt-get update, apt-get upgrade -y, and apt-get autoclean in the cron.daily directory. I think it's working now.
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Re: [SOLVED]Auto Update or Notification

Postby cdaaawg on Mon Oct 07, 2013 11:14 am

By what means did you determine anacron was not working properly? Unattended updates are not working for me either. Thanks for any enlightenment.

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Re: [SOLVED]Auto Update or Notification

Postby 9a6s on Sat Nov 09, 2013 1:41 am

not sure how to determine anacron isn't running correctly either but ...

i don't see what i'd call auto update occurrences in the logs:

/var/log/apt/history.x
it does show an instance of /usr/sbin/synaptic command being run --non-interactive back in Aug 2013. but that is the only time

/var/log/unattended-upgrades/unattended-upgrades-shutdown.log
it doesn't show any entries


i'm going to try "@A Future Pilot" suggestion that works for him to create that bash script with apt-get commands
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