Provided by: apticron_1.2.5_all bug


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


       apticron [--cron]


       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.


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

              Cron job for executing apticron daily.

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

              Time stamp file used by apticron when invoked with --cron option.


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


       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 for details.


       Apticron  was  initially developed by Colm MacCarthaigh <> with
       contributions from Marc Sherman <>. Since 2006 it is maintained  and
       improved by Tiago Bortoletto Vaz <>.