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Chef cookbook to install and configure APT unattended_upgrades
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Latest commit 992f707 Jul 10, 2015 Marcel M. Cary Bump minor version for blacklist attribute


Configure APT to do unattended upgrades as security fixes are released.


Ubuntu or maybe Debian.

Tested on:

  • Ubuntu 10.04 LTS with chef-client 10.14.2
  • Ubuntu 12.04 LTS wtih chef-client 10.14.2
  • Ubuntu 14.04 LTS with chef-client 11.12.2


The following node attributes are passed to the APT configuration template:

  • unattended_upgrades[:upgrade_email] - email to receive notifications
  • unattended_upgrades[:auto_reboot] - automatically reboot without confirmation if necessary (default false)
  • unattended_upgrades[:enable_upgrades] - enable or disable unattended upgrades (default true)


include_recipe "unattended_upgrades"



$ vagrant up $ver
$ vagrant ssh $ver -- sudo sh /vagrant/

Where $ver is 10.04, 12.04, or 14.04.

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