[hobbit] apt handling in Hobbit for Debian/Ubuntu Linux

Greg Hubbard glh.forums at gmail.com
Tue May 4 20:39:29 CEST 2010

Unless having apt "clean" at all times is a required function in your
server, you might want to set your server so it doesn't propagate the yellow
apt state upwards.  This will keep the apt state from changing your overall

Xymon is not designed to take any action on its own, but you can probably
add your own link to the host page -- trying searching the archive for this.

But Webmin is a good alternative, if you can get to it from your "working
hours" location.


On Tue, May 4, 2010 at 1:07 PM, Peter Toft <pto at linuxbog.dk> wrote:

> Hi all
> I have Xymon/hobbit monitoring a Debian box, which has a nice SERVICE=apt
> monitor on it. I often see that an update is needed - typically it comes 5
> minutes AFTER I leave my server :) Thus I often have my server showing
> yellow service flag for the apt-service until I get home in the evening. I
> can obviously acknowledge this warning from the Xymon web-interface, but has
> anyone of you been extending Xymon for handling apt-updating via the
> webinterface?
> (During daytime I do not have ssh access to the server - and I know that I
> could install webmin to solve this)
> Best
> Peter
> Peter Toft, Ph.D. [pto at linuxbog.dk] http://petertoft.dk
> I blog at http://www.version2.dk/blogs/petertoft
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