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From: Ritesh Raj Sarraf <rrs <at> researchut.com>
Subject: Re: Shouldn't distros and ISVs ensure that security updates get deployed promptly?
Newsgroups: gmane.comp.desktop.architects
Date: Wednesday 4th February 2009 16:14:46 UTC (over 8 years ago)
On Wednesday 04 Feb 2009 21:08:07 Dan Kegel wrote:
> The question is how to reliably trigger silent
> daily updates, and to do it in a way that does not
> surprise/disappoint/annoy users or administrators.

Should the user really want silent updates ?
For updates with priority "security", I think it should just pop-up more 
often.

But if someone really needs it, it should be do-able (Assuming one is not
on a 
rolling-release)
apt ships a /etc/cron.daily/apt script.
So with the following in place:
APT {
  Get {
     Assume-Yes "true";
     Upgrade "true";
} }
One should be able to achieve silent updates (Assuming good QA is done on
the 
update packages).

Ritesh
-- 
Ritesh Raj Sarraf
RESEARCHUT - http://www.researchut.com
"Necessity is the mother of invention."
 
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