I used to be maintaining an Ubuntu server system, where I regularly logged into. This frequency has gone down significantly, and therefore, I no longer get messages about security updates anymore. I am personally moving back to Debian systems, and after my laptop will install Squeeze on other systems at home which I maintain. However, as I am not regularly logging in on those either, I was wondering if it is possible to have apt-get send the admin account an email when new security updates are available, much like it gives messages to the desktop and upon login with SSH?
Stefano Zacchiroli [ Admin ]
Have a look at the cron-apt package, it can be configured to do various actions, including simple mailing, when new package updates become available.