Lucid Lynx automatic updates

29.08.2010 11:22

In case anyone else will find this helpful: my mum's laptop stopped receiving automatic update notifications after upgrade to Ubuntu 10.4. After digging through the lengthy pipeline that sits between an updated package available on an Ubuntu mirror and a window popping up on the screen the fix was trivial: somewhere during the upgrade process the /etc/cron.daily/apt script lost its execute permission bit. So to fix only run:

$ sudo chmod 755 /etc/cron.daily/apt

Oh, and there's a bug open on Launchpad, of course: #390319. However it's quite impossible to find it unless you know exactly what you are looking for. Search for "automatic updates not working" or something similar just gives you hundreds of forum threads full of clueless people blindly guessing at solutions to this and similar problems.

Posted by Tomaž | Categories: Code

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