Provided by: apticron_1.2.1_all bug

NAME

       apticron - Generate a mail listing packages which are pending an upgrade

SYNOPSIS

       apticron [--cron]

DESCRIPTION

       apticron  is  a  shell script which generates a mail with a list of all packages currently
       pending an upgrade, as well  as  summary  of  changes  -  using  apt-listchanges  -  to  a
       configurable Email address.

       apticron is mainly intended for automatic notification of pending security updates but can
       also be used in many other situations where timely updates are necessary.

       The --cron option is only meant to be used when invoked by cron in order to  run  no  more
       than once a day.

FILES

       /etc/apticron/apticron.conf
              Configuration  file, Email address to mail and profile for use with apt-listchanges
              are configurable.

       /etc/cron.d/apticron
              Cron job for executing apticron daily.

       /etc/cron.d/apticron
              Fallback cron script for executing apticron (if no crond running or system down  at
              designated time).

       /var/lib/apticron/cron_run
              Time stamp file used by apticron when invoked with --cron option.

SEE ALSO

       apt-get(8), apt-listchanges(1), cron(8)

BUGS

       In  a particular situation apticron may report non-installed packages to be upgraded. It's
       inconvenient,   but   it's   not    a    bug    in    apticron    itself.    Please    see
       https://bugs.debian.org/544481#105 for details.

AUTHOR

       Apticron  was  initially developed by Colm MacCarthaigh <colm.maccarthaigh@heanet.ie> with
       contributions from Marc Sherman <msherman@projectile.ca>. Since 2006 it is maintained  and
       improved by Tiago Bortoletto Vaz <tiago@debian.org>.

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