My ongoing experiences with Ubuntu, and later Mythbuntu, as a media center with MythTV. I'm also using the system for a virtual machine server, a mediawiki server and a general all around home infrastructure base.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Fixing the auto-updating

A while ago I set up automatic updating of patches. Well, today I took a look and it didn't look like things were working (running 'apt-get dist-upgrade' produced a big, long list of stuff that needed to be installed).

I added "-y" to the "apt-get" command in /etc/cron.daily and that seemed to fix things:
# vi /etc/cron.daily/auto-update
# cat /etc/cron.daily/auto-update
#!/bin/bash
/usr/sbin/cron-apt
/usr/bin/apt-get -y dist-upgrade


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