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

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Can ubuntu security updates restart services started via supervisord?

When unattended-upgrades install security patches for services like mysql, nginx or ssh, automatic demon restarts would get triggered. Will the same happen if I am running them via supervisord?
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kickstart/preseed Ubuntu 14.04 Desktop (needs eMMC kernel support)

There are plenty of answers for this using the server install but due to the lack of eMMC storage support during the install its insufficient for my needs. My ultimate goal is to do install's of this ...
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How to avoid apt-get -y dist-upgrade being interactive with waagent?

I have an Ubuntu 12.04.5 LTS created in Azure Cloud. I create it from a Jenkins powershell build that: 1. Create VM in Azure 2. Execute some remote SSH commands (among them apt-get dist-upgrade) 3. ...
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Unattended upgrades vs cron-apt on a server

What are the advantages of unattended-updates over cron-apt and vice versa? Basically I want a fully automatic upgrade process in the night: install all updates (even non-security) reboot if ...
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Does unattended-upgrades support wildcards?

I am using ubuntu unattended-upgrades to automatically update a couple of my ubuntu home servers, but there is a few updates I don't want to be updated automatically. such as various ypes of mysql ...
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Configurations needed for unattended-upgrades to run indefinitely?

What disk space and other configurations are needed so that you can trust unattended-upgrades to run unattended more or less indefinitely? I'm asking this to try to understand what went wrong with a ...
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Notification for unattended-upgrades?

How can l change the subject notification for unattended-upgrades? Now I received notification with subject; unattended-upgrades result for "DOMAIN": 'True' Thanks
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How to upgrade specific package using unattended-upgrades?

I would like to configure auto update some packages using unattended-upgrades. But I couldn't find the why to specific only the packages I want. The /etc/apt/apt.conf.d/50unattended-upgrades file have ...
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unattended-upgrade: why no more unattended.progress file in 15.10?

I have wrote a little program (python) to notify the installation of automatic upgrade in Ubuntu. It worked since Ubuntu 13.10, but now with 15.10, it doesn't work any more. Unattended-upgrade wrote ...
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How to restrict particular Package/Software to Update\Upgrade?

I don't want to update some Software/Package for ex:FF, But when system boots or when i Run apt-get upgrade it starts upgrades, Why? How to restrict it? How to disable upgrades/Updates for that ...
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Which unattended-upgrades system takes precedence and how?

I've just run into an answer that has made me question how the unattended upgrade system works. There seem to be at least two systems on my computer: unattended-upgrades with ...
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package unattended-upgrades 0.83.6ubuntu1 failed to install/upgrade: subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 1

Need help with this support bug as launchpad support teams don't want to help with this issue as it's part of the ubuntu servers for the updates and upgrades. Please help with my bug report: ...
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Removing the Unmount Partition Disks Prompt During Unnattended Ubuntu Install

I'm trying to create a completely unattended install of Ubuntu and have removed nearly every possible prompt from the installation process. The only remaining prompt is the one shown in the image ...
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Issues with Unattended Ubuntu Installl from USB

*****UPDATE: I have now implemented a hack which solves this problem. I am still looking for help as I don't really consider the hack a solution. I booted shell (alt+f4) once the computer hung-up on ...
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OS doesn't turn on after update

I was trying to update Ubuntu to the newest version yesterday, then when I had a problem like this one: Unity doesn't load, no Launcher, no Dash appears, I just restarted the computer with the ...
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Have Unattended-Upgrade perform check before restarting

Unattended-Upgrade upgrades and restarts my machine without any issues. However, I have a python script that runs infrequently, but when it runs it may take days to complete. I would like to suspend ...
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Automatically installing security updates on desktop system more than once per day

I see that the GUI configuration for update-manager has a maximum check interval of once per day. I'm sure Canonical thought about this carefully, but these days I don't want to be without a ...
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Low resolution after upgrading from 12.04 to 14.04

I was running 12.04 LTS and clicked on Upgrade to 14.04 LTS. My screen now shows only a white window in the middle of the screen saying: The system is running in low-graphics mode Your screen ...
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Can I add logic to unattended-upgrades?

I'd like to add some logic to unattended upgrades, but am unsure how to do so. Here's what I'd like to do: If there are security updates, run command exampleCommand1, then proceed with updates. If no ...
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Which is actual difference between package update and security updates? [duplicate]

This is probably a real noob question... I would like to understand what the "updates" alerts I get when logging onto my Lubuntu box actually mean. When I read: 35 packages can be updated. 22 ...
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Can we extend the repositories for which unattended upgrades are enabled?

The usual advice regarding enabling unattended upgrades for some repository is to edit /etc/apt/apt.conf.d/50unattended-upgrades and manually add the appropriate Origin values. I wonder whether one ...
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Affect to Applications caused by Security Updates?

I want my Server to run "unattended-upgrades" regularly and Keep my server auto update and install only security Updates. But I have a problem, that I don't want to update the main version of few ...
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/var/run/reboot-required not set after unattended kernel update

I've set up unattended-upgrade on an Ubuntu 14.04.1 server. It has installed the kernel .41 over .40 yesterday at 4:10. Automatic reboot is configured for 3:00, so it should have rebooted last night. ...
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owncloud autoremoved

I have two installations of owncloud running. One is version 6.something, installed from the ubuntu repository. The other is version 7.something, upgraded from the version 6 ubuntu repository ...
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Configure unattended upgrades notification e-mail

I've recently built a server using 14.04.1 LTS, I wanted a very quick and simple way for it to let me know if, for example, it needed a system restart after installing upgrades. I decided e-mail was ...
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Cron jobs are disabled on clean installation of 14.04

I have a clean installation of Ubuntu 14.04 and in my /etc/cron.daily/ I see *.disabled files: -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 15481 Apr 10 09:04 apt.disabled -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 314 Feb 17 2014 ...
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Unattended-upgrades mail only on error or reboot?

I have unattended-upgrades installed on several servers, some version 12, some 14. I would like to enable MailOnlyOnError for them but would still like to receive email notices when an update ...
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unattended-upgrades error: “/etc/cron.daily/apt: DB Update failed, database locked”

Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS Since installing unattended-upgrades, the following error message is received daily: From root@xxxxx Thu Aug 28 06:36:06 2014 X-Original-To: root From: root@xxxxx (Cron Daemon) ...
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Using unattended-upgrades or cron for automatically updating packages from different sources?

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 + XBMC on a HTPC and now I want to setup automatic updates on this machine. On top of the normal Ubuntu sources, I have also 3 other sources installed, of which I want to ...
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Does the package unattended-upgrades upgrade Major versions or just Minor ones

I know this package can update minor version, say 12. 04. 02 to 12. 04. 04 and even bigger jobs. But does it also do Major version jumps - say version 12 to 13 or 14? Without any human interaction. ...
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Does unattended-upgrades work in a guest account?

I have a scenario where the only user account to be used is the guest account. There's an admin account to be used only for maintenance. I have installed unattended-upgrades; will it work as ...
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CBP: Server, unattended-updates and vmware tools?

What's current best practice for headless VMware servers and automatic security updates? For non-critical servers I currently set auto-updates with a reboot, but because I've installed vmware-tools ...
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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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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' 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. Config ...
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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-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 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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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 ...