How to Install Security Updates Automatically on Debian and Ubuntu

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7 Responses

  1. Doug says:

    What a legend. Thank you for an awesome post just set my little VPS up to auto update.

  2. Sebastian Müller says:

    Hi, I have the same questions about the notifications as Mr. Mossmann. How and when is the notification displayed or do I need to fetch them myself from where?

  3. max says:

    it uses cron.daily

  4. Pol says:

    Hi, thanks for your howto, very useful! Does cron start unattended-upgrade?

  5. gaston louis says:

    It is possible de run this command with noninteractive mode ? :

    dpkg-reconfigure -plow unattended-upgrades

    because I have a lot a server to configure a Security Updates Automatically …


  6. gaston says:

    Famous !

    question : we don’t have to use CRON to periodic check when security update is available ?
    how that run ?


  7. Michael Mossman says:

    Is it possible to notify ANOTHER user, e.g. my regular user login? Also, how are the notifications displayed?

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