A package for automatically downloading and applying package upgrades, particularly security patches. [More information](https://help.ubuntu.com/community/AutomaticSecurityUpdates).

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Best practices for keeping EC2 Ubuntu machines updated

Following the recent heartbleed vulnerability of OpenSSL, I would like to keep my EC2 machines updated on a regular basis. The naive approach would be setting an hourly cron job for security updates ...
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Cannot get unattended-upgrades to work

I am using Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS and I am currently trying to get unattended-upgrades to work. So far I followed this documentation: 12.04-serverguide-automatic-updates I installed the package: apt-get ...
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Why unattended-upgrades does not fix heartbleed bug?

I've followed the instruction to install unattended-upgrades to install automatic security updates on my server (ubuntu server 13.10). https://help.ubuntu.com/community/AutomaticSecurityUpdates Can ...
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How can I force unattended-upgrades to run on demand?

This is probably an easy thing to do but I found no answers while googling for it. I have unattended-upgrades installed and running successfully for the past few months. It will run again tonight - ...
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Unattended upgrade shuts down the host instead of rebooting it

I have set the flag for automatic reboot of the host when required after an upgrade. Unfortunately the host is apparently shut down and not restarted. I didn't check the scripts yet, but I checked ...
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What is the difference between security, updates, proposed and backports in /etc/apt/apt.conf.d/50unattended-upgrades?

I see the following lines in /etc/apt/apt.conf.d/50unattended-upgrades. But I'm not able to find the man page for them. Could anybody point me the detailed document for each of them? Thanks. ...
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Unattended phpmyadmin install end up throwing errors

I'm trying to install phpmyadmin preseeding the information via the debconf-set-selection command on my Ubuntu 12.04LTS That's the bit I'm using echo phpmyadmin phpmyadmin/dbconfig-install boolean ...
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unattended-upgrades verbosity?

Using this topic here, I've installed unattended-upgrades so that all upgrades are done when I shutdown my Ubuntu computer. However, it does not show everything I'm used to seeing when using apt-get ...
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'Unattended upgrades' does not reboot system

I have set up 'unattended upgrades' on a 12.04 LTS machine. It's working quite fine with the exception of that it doesn't reboot even though all config files have been set to enable this. ...
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How to customize unattended-upgrades notification emails?

Is there any way to customize the unattended-upgrades results mail in ubuntu? The current configuration in /etc/apt/apt.conf.d/50unattended-upgrades file - // Send email to this address for problems ...
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unattended-upgrades sends attachment instead of text

I'm trying to setup automatic security updates on Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS with an email response: sudo apt-get install unattended-upgrades sudo dpkg-reconfigure unattended-upgrades # Answered Yes ...
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unattended-upgrades: Mail notification shows up as attachment in Thunderbird

I have unattended-upgrades running on all clients. The notification service is configured via heirloom-mailx and sendmail provided by ssmtp. Recently, the mails don't show up as text in Thunderbird, ...
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unattended-upgrade does not update security updates

I run unattended-upgrade with Allowed-Origins set to security and nothing listed in the blacklist. However when I run unattended-upgrade -d, the log lists a blacklist with all my security updates ...
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12.04 unattended-upgrades package has lock on /var/lib/dpkg/lock (cannot sudo apt-get update due to lock) [duplicate]

Calling the sudo apt-get update fails to complete. Fails with: Fetched 2,212 kB in 13s (162 kB/s) E: ...
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Prevent automatic updates on certain WiFi networks

I have a 200 MB / month plan on my cell phone and automatic updates on my Ubuntu machine. That works just fine, unless I tether them together. A couple days ago, something, I presume automatic ...
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What if NO update, security or otherwise is ever installed? [duplicate]

I am in need of expert advice: Our system admin who is new to Ubuntu in particular and *nix in general is reluctant to install any updates. His view is what if after installing updates the system ...
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unattended-upgrades not running, /etc/cron.daily/apt missing

I have automatic-upgrades installed and configured, but it never seems to run, because there are always security updates waiting to be installed when I check. ...
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unattended-upgrades always gives apt-key net-update error

I am running an Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS Server and I have setup unattended-upgrades to be verbose. Now I always see an error from "apt-key net-update". Issuing the command manually gives no message at ...
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How to revert unexpected unattended-upgrades

I've been working on a LAMP server in a virtual machine with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS that I downloaded from VirtualBoxImages.com. It had a virtual disk image of about 1.8 GB. I back it up regularly. A few ...
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How to automatically install updates before shutdown?

Windows 7 automatically installs updates before shutdown. Can I get the same effect on Xubuntu? I want to install Xubuntu on a friend's machine and make sure that security updates are installed, but ...
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How to limit unattended-upgrades swap io usage

I have a daily spike in swap IO usage at the same that unattended-upgrades runs. Besides that time of day, swap IO is rarely used. I recently tried to uncomment these settings: ...
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Is it possible to do an unattended/silent lamp installation?

Is there a way to set up and pre-configure a lamp environment within a bash script without user prompting by dpkg and present data like mysql or root user password and such kinds of things?
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How can I stop unattended-upgrades from rebooting the machine?

I just had a look at my Amazon EC2 instance and noticed I had 20 minutes exactly of downtime. I didn't know what caused it so I logged in to SSH and tried upgrading my packages, and saw that the ...
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Prevent Apache restarting automatically after upgrading packages

Following on from an earlier question: Is there a way to download security updates and notify admin without installing the update? A large number of packages interact with Apache (especially PHP) ...
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Is there a way to download security updates and notify admin without installing the update?

We use apt to download and install security updates on our production server, and most of the time this works well for us. However, this morning, our server downloaded an update, installed the ...
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How do I enable automatic updates?

Update Manager is constantly offering me updates (e.g. security fixes, updates from PPAs). How can I tell my Ubuntu installation to automatically download and install updates whenever they become ...