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How-To: email notification upon available package updates with cron-apt

Posted by chantra on 2nd February 2008

cron-apt is a tool run by a cron job at regular interval that will check for package updates and optionally do some actions.

cron-apt will by default download the packages without installing them.

This tutorial will explain how to set up cron-apt in order to have it send an email to a specified address when updates are ready to be installed.

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gaim-2.0.0beta4 .deb package for ubuntu Edgy Eft

Posted by chantra on 9th November 2006

Gaim 2.0.0beta4 has been released, amongst the new features, we can point out gaim-text, a console based interface to gaim developed by Sadrul during Google Summer of Code 2006.

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How To Set up a repository cache with apt-cacher — page 2

Posted by chantra on 6th November 2006

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series How To Set up a repository cache with apt-cacher

3. Setting up the Clients and Server sources.list

Now it is time to set up the client hosts apt source list files: /etc/apt/sources.list. It make sense to use the repository cache on the server too, as that way, any updates made by the server will fill up the cache.

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How To Set up a repository cache with apt-cacher

Posted by chantra on 6th November 2006

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series How To Set up a repository cache with apt-cacher

When running multiple machine with the same distribution, it is interesting to set up a repository cache on your network so that once a package is downloaded from an official repository, all other machines will download it from your local area network.

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How To: DPKG guide

Posted by chantra on 6th June 2006

This tutorial will bring you through dpkg, the debian package manager. As I introduce apt, I will now introduce dpkg and show how to search which files are installed by a package, which packages are installed on your system ....

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