apt-dater provides a ncurses frontend to manage package updats on a large number of remote hosts using SSH. At the moment on the client site are only Debian based hosts running apt are supported.
Pre-configuration on your management server:
Copy and modify the apt-dater.conf:
cp conf/apt-dater.conf.example $HOME/.config/apt-dater/apt-dater.conf
Copy and modify the hosts.conf:
cp conf/hosts.conf.example $HOME/.config/apt-dater/hosts.conf
Copy and modify the screenrc:
cp conf/screenrc.example $HOME/.config/apt-dater/screenrc
Managed hosts by apt-dater:
You need a SSH server and sudo installed. Create a user which will
be used to install updates (using root is NOT recommended).
Modify the /etc/sudoers:
the-user ALL=NOPASSWD: /usr/bin/apt-get, /usr/bin/aptitude
Create a user on your management server which perform updates on your
Generate a SSH keypair:
ssh-keygen -t TYPE
Distribute the public key(s) e.g.:
ssh-copy-id .ssh/your-public-key managed-host
What's New in This Release: [ read full changelog ]
· This is a new feature release of apt-dater (including apt-dater-host) that also contains several minor bugfixes.
· It supports clustered hosts.