cron-apt configuring

  • Posted July 1, 2013

Hi, I use this tutorial for cron-apt configuring Looks like something wrong. First of all I didn’t get the mail with update log and have some errors in cron-apt log file.

CRON-APT RUN [/etc/cron-apt/config]: Mon Jul 1 04:00:01 UTC 2013 CRON-APT SLEEP: 2050, Mon Jul 1 04:34:11 UTC 2013 CRON-APT ACTION: 0-update CRON-APT LINE: /usr/bin/apt-get -o quiet=1 update -o quiet=2 W: GPG error: lucid-security Release: The following signatures couldn’t be verified because the public key is not available:$ CRON-APT ACTION: 3-download CRON-APT LINE: /usr/bin/apt-get -o quiet=1 autoclean -y Reading package lists… Building dependency tree… Reading state information… CRON-APT LINE: /usr/bin/apt-get -o quiet=1 dist-upgrade -d -y -o APT::Get::Show-Upgraded=true Reading package lists… Building dependency tree… Reading state information… The following NEW packages will be installed: linux-image-3.2.0-48-virtual The following packages will be upgraded: apt apt-utils … … xkb-data 119 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded. Need to get 99.2 MB of archives. After this operation, 28.4 MB of additional disk space will be used. Get:1 precise-updates/main base-files i386 6.5ubuntu6.5 [65.3 kB] … … Get:120 precise-updates/main ssh all 1:5.9p1-5ubuntu1.1 [1278 B] Fetched 99.2 MB in 14s (7038 kB/s) Download complete and in download only mode CRON-APT ACTION: 5-install CRON-APT LINE: /usr/bin/apt-get -o quiet=1 autoclean -q -y CRON-APT LINE: /usr/bin/apt-get -o quiet=1 dist-upgrade -q -y -o APT::Get::Show-Upgraded=true -o Dir::Etc::sourcelist=/etc/apt/$ (Reading database … 23508 files and directories currently installed.) Preparing to replace firefox-locale-en 11.0+build1-0ubuntu4 (using …/firefox-locale-en_20.0+build1-0ubuntu0.10.04.3_i386.deb) … Unpacking replacement firefox-locale-en … Setting up firefox-locale-en (20.0+build1-0ubuntu0.10.04.3) …

Is this log ok? And does it mean that upgrade all new packages or secure updates only?


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You should install an MTA to be able to send email. I recommend postfix as it’s really easy to get started with. <br> <br>sudo apt-get install postfix

Thank you Kamal. <br>What about email sending? <br>Do I need to install some extra app? <br>Now I have Droplet with Ubuntu 12.04 + LAMP

I believe that’s a part of cron-apt’s installation script. It’s neither an error nor a warning so you should be fine :]

ok, <br>I solved GPG error with this code <br>Now log file look better <br> <br>I little confused what does mean this text in log file? <br>“Download complete and in download only mode”

The output looks fine. According to the article you linked, your system should automatically be upgraded.