apticron(1)



apticron(1)                 General Commands Manual                apticron(1)

NAME
       apticron  -  Generate  a  mail  listing  packages  which are pending an
       upgrade

SYNOPSIS
       apticron [--cron]

DESCRIPTION
       apticron is a shell script which generates a mail with a  list  of  all
       packages  currently pending an upgrade, as well as summary of changes -
       using apt-listchanges - to a configurable Email address.

       apticron is mainly intended for automatic notification of pending secu-
       rity updates but can also be used in many other situations where timely
       updates are necessary.

       The --cron option is only meant to be used  when  invoked  by  cron  in
       order to run no more than once a day.

FILES
       /etc/apticron/apticron.conf
              Configuration  file,  Email  address to mail and profile for use
              with apt-listchanges are configurable.

       /etc/cron.d/apticron
              Cron job for executing apticron daily.

       /etc/cron.d/apticron
              Fallback cron script for executing apticron (if no crond running
              or system down at designated time).

       /var/lib/apticron/cron_run
              Time  stamp  file  used  by  apticron  when  invoked with --cron
              option.

SEE ALSO
       apt-get(8), apt-listchanges(1), cron(8)

BUGS
       In a particular situation apticron may report non-installed packages to
       be  upgraded. It's inconvenient, but it's not a bug in apticron itself.
       Please see https://bugs.debian.org/544481#105 for details.

AUTHOR
       Apticron  was  initially  developed  by  Colm  MacCarthaigh  <colm.mac-
       carthaigh@heanet.ie>  with  contributions  from  Marc  Sherman  <msher-
       man@projectile.ca>. Since 2006 it is maintained and improved  by  Tiago
       Bortoletto Vaz <tiago@debian.org>.

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