When does check for new packages happen?


#1

Status page indicates new packages are available.

When is the check made?


#2

Not sure what time Ubuntu updates throughout the day … but MiaB will install updates at 03h00 when it runs it’s daily maintenance.


#3

So when does MaiB adjust the list of packages that can be upgraded? The list shown on the status page.

So it does:

apt-get update && apt-get upgrade

at 03:00h?

At that point it will enable the Reboot button on the status page?

Thanks

Dennis


#4

If a reboot is required, yes.

Your questions piqued my curiosity so I decided to read through the scripts and see exactly what happens. Now, I am no script writer, but I can kind of get the gist of what a script is doing. So, that said … my original comment was incorrect. The OS runs a daily cron job to do the updates/upgrades. The cron job is programmed to do the upgrade at a random time every day so that 100’s of MiaB installations are not hitting the repositories at the same time. Actually what is being run is a Ubuntu package that does automatic updates.

https://help.ubuntu.com/lts/serverguide/automatic-updates.html

So, that is all I know. :slight_smile:


#5

I should have done what you did and reviewed the script. I have seen one time the reboot button ON.

I did the apt-get update && apt-get upgrade command followed by a reboot, but they still showed on the status page, so I obviously didn’t know what was happening in the program.

I know:

All else fails, read the instructions.

Dennis