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Configures the Debian package 'cron-apt' to automatically control package updates via apt.


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Version information

  • 1.0.6 (latest)
  • 1.0.5
  • 1.0.4
  • 1.0.3
  • 1.0.2
released Nov 3rd 2016
This version is compatible with:
  • Puppet Enterprise 3.x
  • Puppet 3.x
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Add this module to your Puppetfile:

mod 'mniedzielski-cronapt', '1.0.6'
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bolt module add mniedzielski-cronapt
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Manually install this module globally with Puppet module tool:

puppet module install mniedzielski-cronapt --version 1.0.6

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Tags: apt, packages


mniedzielski/cronapt — version 1.0.6 Nov 3rd 2016

Puppet Forge

Puppet Module for cron-apt

Install and configure cron-apt for automatic package updates. Use it in combination with a module to manage APT like: puppetlabs-apt

Available on PuppetForge as ''mniedzielski-cronapt'.


include apt

# Let cron-apt update packages on demand.
class { 'cronapt::configure':
    actions     => ['update', 'upgrade', 'notify'],
    mail_on     => 'output',


    actions { update, download, upgrade, notify }
    mail_on { error, upgrade, changes, output, always }
    mail    <a valid email address>

Parting Words

This example provides full hands-off automatic updates of packages. Don't be scared.