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apt-periodic (3) Versions 0.1.1

Installs/configures apt-periodic and unattended-upgrades

cookbook 'apt-periodic', '= 0.1.1'
cookbook 'apt-periodic', '= 0.1.1', :supermarket
knife supermarket install apt-periodic
knife supermarket download apt-periodic
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APT::Periodic Cookbook

Chef cookbook for configuring APT::Periodic variables for daily cron job /etc/cron.daily/apt and unattended-upgrades package on Ubuntu.

  • /etc/apt/apt.conf.d/10periodic
  • /etc/apt/apt.conf.d/50unattended-upgrades



  • ubuntu >= 12.04


  • apt


cookbook 'apt'
cookbook 'apt-periodic'



See attributes/default.rb

<table> <tr> <th>Description</th> <th>Type</th> <th>Default</th> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="3"><tt>['apt_periodic']['auto_apt_enable']</tt></td> </tr> <tr> <td>Enable the update/upgrade script (0=disable)</td> <td>String</td> <td><tt>"1"</tt></td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="3"><tt>['apt_periodic']['update_interval']</tt></td> </tr> <tr> <td>Do "apt-get update" automatically every n-days (0=disable)</td> <td>String</td> <td><tt>"1"</tt></td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="3"><tt>['apt_periodic']['download_upgradeable_interval']</tt></td> </tr> <tr> <td>Do "apt-get upgrade --download-only" every n-days (0=disable)</td> <td>String</td> <td><tt>"0"</tt></td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="3"><tt>['apt_periodic']['debdelta']</tt></td> </tr> <tr> <td>Use debdelta-upgrade to download updates if available (0=disable)</td> <td>String</td> <td><tt>"1"</tt></td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="3"><tt>['apt_periodic']['autoclean_interval']</tt></td> </tr> <tr> <td>Do "apt-get autoclean" every n-days (0=disable)</td> <td>String</td> <td><tt>"0"</tt></td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="3"><tt>['apt_periodic']['backup_level']</tt></td> </tr> <tr> <td>Backup level (0=disable), 1 is invalid.</td> <td>String</td> <td><tt>"3"</tt></td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="3"><tt>['apt_periodic']['backup_archive_interval']</tt></td> </tr> <tr> <td>Backup after n-days if archive contents changed (0=disable)</td> <td>String</td> <td><tt>"0"</tt></td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="3"><tt>['apt_periodic']['random_sleep']</tt></td> </tr> <tr> <td>Sleep for a random interval of time</td> <td>String</td> <td><tt>"1800"</tt></td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="3"><tt>['apt_periodic']['verbose']</tt></td> </tr> <tr> <td>Set VERBOSE mode from apt-config</td> <td>String</td> <td><tt>"0"</tt></td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="3"><tt>['apt_periodic']['min_age']</tt></td> </tr> <tr> <td>Set minimum age of a package file. If a file is younger it will not be deleted (0=disable). Usefull to prevent races and to keep backups of the packages for emergency.</td> <td>String</td> <td><tt>"0"</tt></td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="3"><tt>['apt_periodic']['max_age']</tt></td> </tr> <tr> <td>Set maximum allowed age of a cache package file. If a cache package file is older it is deleted (0=disable)</td> <td>String</td> <td><tt>"2"</tt></td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="3"><tt>['apt_periodic']['max_size']</tt></td> </tr> <tr> <td>Set maximum size of the cache in MB (0=disable). If the cache is bigger, cached package files are deleted until the size requirement is met (the biggest packages will be deleted first).</td> <td>String</td> <td><tt>"0"</tt></td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="3"><tt>['apt_periodic']['unattended_upgrade_interval']</tt></td> </tr> <tr> <td>Run the "unattended-upgrade" security upgrade script every n-days (0=disabled)</td> <td>String</td> <td><tt>"0"</tt></td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="3"><tt>['apt_periodic']['unattended_upgrades']['allowed_origins']</tt></td> </tr> <tr> <td>Automatically upgrade packages from these (origin:archive) pairs</td> <td>Array</td> <td></td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="3"><tt>['apt_periodic']['unattended_upgrades']['package_blacklist']</tt></td> </tr> <tr> <td>List of packages to not update</td> <td>Array</td> <td><tt>[]</tt></td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="3"><tt>['apt_periodic']['unattended_upgrades']['auto_fix_interrupted_dpkg']</tt></td> </tr> <tr> <td>This option allows you to control if on a unclean dpkg exit unattended-upgrades will automatically run dpkg --force-confold --configure -a</td> <td>String</td> <td><tt>"true"</tt></td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="3"><tt>['apt_periodic']['unattended_upgrades']['minimal_steps']</tt></td> </tr> <tr> <td>Split the upgrade into the smallest possible chunks so that they can be interrupted with SIGUSR1. This makes the upgrade a bit slower but it has the benefit that shutdown while a upgrade is running is possible (with a small delay)</td> <td>String</td> <td><tt>"false"</tt></td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="3"><tt>['apt_periodic']['unattended_upgrades']['install_on_shutdown']</tt></td> </tr> <tr> <td>Install all unattended-upgrades when the machine is shuting down instead of doing it in the background while the machine is running. This will (obviously) make shutdown slower</td> <td>String</td> <td><tt>"false"</tt></td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="3"><tt>['apt_periodic']['unattended_upgrades']['mail']</tt></td> </tr> <tr> <td>Send email to this address for problems or packages upgrades. If empty or unset then no email is sent, make sure that you have a working mail setup on your system.</td> <td>String</td> <td><tt>""</tt></td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="3"><tt>['apt_periodic']['unattended_upgrades']['mail_only_on_error']</tt></td> </tr> <tr> <td>Set this value to "true" to get emails only on errors.</td> <td>String</td> <td><tt>"false"</tt></td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="3"><tt>['apt_periodic']['unattended_upgrades']['remove_unused_dependencies']</tt></td> </tr> <tr> <td>Do automatic removal of new unused dependencies after the upgrade (equivalent to apt-get autoremove)</td> <td>String</td> <td><tt>"true"</tt></td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="3"><tt>['apt_periodic']['unattended_upgrades']['automatic_reboot']</tt></td> </tr> <tr> <td>Automatically reboot WITHOUT CONFIRMATION if a the file /var/run/reboot-required is found after the upgrade</td> <td>String</td> <td><tt>"false"</tt></td> </tr> </table>



Just include apt-periodic in your node's run_list:

  "name": "",
  "apt_periodic": {
    "unattended_upgrade_interval": "1",
    "unattended_upgrades": {
      "mail": ""
  "run_list": [


  1. Fork the repository on Github
  2. Create a named feature branch (like add_component_x)
  3. Write your change
  4. Write tests for your change (if applicable)
  5. Run the tests, ensuring they all pass
  6. Submit a Pull Request using Github

Dependent cookbooks

apt >= 0.0.0

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