Cookbook installs and configures Debian/Ubuntu unattended-upgrades package
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Installs and configures unattended-upgrades Debian/Ubuntu package. This package automatically installs system security upgrades and updates package lists. It is recommended to have a MTA configured, as the logs are sent via an email.


The default attributes hash looks like this:

node['unattended-upgrades'] = {
  'update_package_lists' => true,
  'update_packages' => true,
  'origins' => [],
  'blacklist' => [],
  'email' => 'root',
  'mail_only_on_error' => false,
  'speed_limit' => nil

You should overwrite origins attribute when you don't want to use default origins.

Blacklist is a list of names of packages that should not be updated.

Speed limit is the maximal download speed in KB. When you don't want a limit it should be set to nil.

License and Authors

Author:: Arkency

Copyright 2012, Arkency

Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License"); you may not use this file except in compliance with the License. You may obtain a copy of the License at

Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, software distributed under the License is distributed on an "AS IS" BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, either express or implied. See the License for the specific language governing permissions and limitations under the License.