Unattended upgrades in Ubuntu

Andrew Bolster

Senior R&D Manager (Data Science) at Synopsys Software Integrity Group and Treasurer @ Bsides Belfast and NI OpenGovernment Network

_Never having to think about updates again _ is a good thing in my head, so here’s how to set up Unattended Upgrades under Ubuntu for fun and profit.Lazy Drinker Logo

$ sudo apt-get install unattended-upgrades

$sudo vim /etc/apt/apt.conf.d/50unattended-upgrades

Uncomment the line // "${distro_id}:${distro_codename}-updates";

$ sudo vim /etc/apt/apt.conf.d/10periodic

Make it look like this

APT::Periodic::Update-Package-Lists "1"; APT::Periodic::Download-Upgradeable-Packages "1"; APT::Periodic::AutocleanInterval "7"; APT::Periodic::Unattended-Upgrade "1";

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