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Version information

  • 1.0.3 (latest)
  • 1.0.2
  • 1.0.1
  • 1.0.0
  • 0.1.0
released Feb 25th 2020
This version is compatible with:
  • , , Fedora, , ,

Start using this module

  • r10k or Code Manager
  • Bolt
  • Manual installation
  • Direct download

Add this module to your Puppetfile:

mod 'cesnet-autoupdate', '1.0.3'
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Add this module to your Bolt project:

bolt module add cesnet-autoupdate
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Manually install this module globally with Puppet module tool:

puppet module install cesnet-autoupdate --version 1.0.3

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cesnet/autoupdate — version 1.0.3 Feb 25th 2020


Build Status

Table of Contents

  1. Overview
  2. Module Description - What the module does and why it is useful
  3. Setup - The basics of getting started with autoupdate
  4. Usage - Configuration options and additional functionality
  5. Reference - An under-the-hood peek at what the module is doing and how
  6. Limitations - OS compatibility, etc.
  7. Development - Guide for contributing to the module

This module sets up automatic updates in the system. It is easy to use module with one scheduled job and email support.

This module offers unified simplified way to handle automatic updates in Debian-like and RedHat-like systems.

On Debian cron-apt tool is used.

On RedHat yum-autoupdate tool is used (using aco-yum_autoupdate puppet module).


  • cron-apt package installed
  • /etc/cron-apt/config
  • */etc/cron-apt/action.d/**
  • /etc/cron.d/cron-apt - removed
  • crontab



Example: default parameters without email notification

include autoupdate

Updates at random time 5:00 - 6:00 each day.

Example: some parameters and email

class { 'autoupdate':
  email      => '',
  hour       => 7,
  minute     => 0,
  randomwait => 1200,

Update at random time 7:00 - 7:20 each day and send email notification, if someting was updated.

####email Email to sent notifications. Default is undef.

####randomwait Random time to wait before update in seconds. Default is to leave it to the autoupdate tools (1 hour for cron-apt and yum-autoupdate).

####update Update type. Default is 'default'.

  • cron-apt: default, dist
  • yum_autoupdate: default, security, minimal, ...

Unknown types translates to default.

####hour ####minute ####month ####monthday ####weekday ####special Parameters for cron job. Beware the defaults are *!

RedHat-like and Debian-like systems are supported.