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Old 05-30-2017, 12:22 PM   #1
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Are there any distro's that do automatic (package) updates?


Like Windows update, I suppose. but with minimal or no user interaction.
 
Old 05-30-2017, 12:37 PM   #2
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I'm sure that CentOS (and RHEL) can do automatic updates. I suspect all repos have that capability, but don't know for sure.
 
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Old 05-30-2017, 12:41 PM   #3
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https://help.ubuntu.com/lts/servergu...c-updates.html

https://opensource.com/life/16/10/ho...ical-questions
 
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Old 05-30-2017, 04:42 PM   #4
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openSUSE + KDE.
 
Old 05-30-2017, 05:21 PM   #5
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"Automatic updates" are a common feature, as are updates which only apply "security updates" automatically. A third choice is pooled management of a group of machines.
 
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Old 05-30-2017, 05:26 PM   #6
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I'm sure that CentOS (and RHEL) can do automatic updates. I suspect all repos have that capability, but don't know for sure.
Hi....

It looks like you can (update RHEL/CentOS automatically) with the instructions offered here.

Regards...
 
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Old 05-30-2017, 07:08 PM   #7
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Hi.

Automatic security updated are no problem with Linux (eg https://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/u...y-live-builds/) but if you set all to update where it would normally ask: are you sure, updating this app will cause conflicts so we will have to remove 79 others...

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Old 05-30-2017, 07:18 PM   #8
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The one I posted (Debian) does this automatically, https://s1.postimg.org/hy625qs5r/Scr...530_191303.png think it asked on install tho that was so long ago now... have fun!
 
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Old 05-31-2017, 08:12 AM   #9
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Most distributions have package managers that can be run in batch scripts, via say cronjobs.
 
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Old 05-31-2017, 08:15 AM   #10
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can not one write a script then slap it into CRON and done?
slackwhere does this kind of thing - alien Bob I think wrote a script just for that purpose to be used in Slack. If it can be done in Slack then I see no reason it cannot be done elsewhere.

Just write the commands to pull of the repo and update -

didn't read that post above me before writing this.

now it is a repeat - but then that just makes two that agree with this method as an idea.

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Old 05-31-2017, 08:42 AM   #11
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openSUSE + KDE.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fyl5oTTurig
 
Old 05-31-2017, 10:29 AM   #12
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Debian has a package for this called unattended-upgrades.

It allows you to configure what types of packages should be updated automatically. (Only security, or also others...)

I find this preferable to self written scripts / cron jobs because you avoid the risk of getting stuck in prompts for confirmation etc.

See debian wiki for more detailed info.

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