Ubuntu Server – security update notification

Update notification iconI have been writing a small guide on how to enable notification of new security updates, for Ubuntu Server Edition.

It will use a dedicated (non-root) account to verify for updates and it will send a notification by e-mail to a chosen recipient. No installation of the updates is actually performed, you then need to login and install the new updates manually.

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  1. Thanks for the excellent tutorial. I will be using more of yours.

    Unless it was a copy-paste trap, there is a minor typo :). “sudo -u dpkg-user contab -e” should be “sudo -u dpkg-user crontab -e” (cRontab, not contab)

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