date: 2008-02-04 22:05:26+00:00

'Debian : get an email when updates are available with cron-apt'

categories: - Debian/Ubuntu - Linux

Install cron-apt : # apt-get install cron-apt

Edit its config files : # vim /etc/cron-apt/config

You basically just need this in the config : MAILTO="user@example.com" MAILON="upgrade"

cron-apt runs every night at 4AM (see /etc/cron.d/cron-apt)

Source : http://www.debuntu.org/how-to-email-notification-upon-available-package-updates-with-cron-apt