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NAME

       painintheapt - Pester people about available package updates by email or jabber.

       Pain  in  the  APT  pesters people about available package upgrades, just like apticron or
       cron-apt. However, it does so by SMTP and XMPP (direct or  MUC/conference  room),  not  by
       calling mailx.

WHAT DOES IT DO?

       1. updates the APT cache and checks for updates

       2. sends list of available updates to Jabber contacts or a conference room immediately

       3. sends list of available updates and relevant changelogs (slow) to email recipients

       4. downloads packages, but does not install them

       Messages  are  only  sent when there is any change in either the list of updates or in the
       configuration of painintheapt.

OPTIONS

       -c, --configfile configuration file
              configuration file, (defaults: /etc/painintheapt.conf)

       -d, --debug
              print debug output to stderr

       -f, --force
              send message, even if updates did not change

       -h, --help
              print help

       -s, --stampfile stamp file
              stamp file (default: /var/lib/painintheapt/stamp)

CONFIGURATION

       The default configuration file is /etc/painintheapt.conf in inifile format.

       There are two sections, SMTP and XMPP. The keys  for  SMTP  are  server,  port,  username,
       password,  from,  to,  and  cc. The keys for XMPP are jid, password, to, and room. See the
       sample configuration for their usage.

       The typical cron file is  /etc/cron.d/painintheapt.  One  may  call  painintheapt  without
       arguments daily, and with the --force option weekly, to make sure the transport does work.

       It  is highly recommended to set the accompanying logo as Jabber avatar for the respective
       user.

RESOURCES

       · Homepage: https://painintheapt.alioth.debian.org

       · Git repository: https://alioth.debian.org/anonscm/git/painintheapt/painintheapt.git

       · Browse: https://alioth.debian.org/scm/browser.php?group_id=100970

LICENSE

       Affero General Public License 3 or higher

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       A super cow in need of painkillers.

AUTHOR

       W. Martin Borgert <debacle@debian.org>

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