apticron - Generate a mail listing packages which are pending an upgrade
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.
is mainly intended for automatic notification of pending
security updates but can also be used in many other situations where timely
updates are necessary.
option is only meant to be used when invoked by cron in order
to run no more than once a day.
- Configuration file, Email address to mail and profile for
use with apt-listchanges are configurable.
- Cron job for executing apticron daily.
- Fallback cron script for executing apticron (if no crond
running or system down at designated time).
- Time stamp file used by apticron when invoked with --cron
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.
Apticron was initially developed by Colm MacCarthaigh
<firstname.lastname@example.org> with contributions from Marc Sherman
<email@example.com>. Since 2006 it is maintained and improved by
Tiago Bortoletto Vaz <firstname.lastname@example.org>.