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

Buchan Milne bgmilne at staff.telkomsa.net
Wed May 5 09:18:02 CEST 2010

On Tuesday, 4 May 2010 19:07:06 Peter Toft 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?

Why do you need Xymon's interaction if you're just going to auto-install 
patches? Why not just put the relevant apt-get command in cron?

(We have an updates check for RHN/yum, but it is so we can know when to log 
changes to apply updates)


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