Available Debian package updates via XMPP
Long time ago, I needed an XMPP bot informing the admin chat room about Debian package updates on different machines. I didn't found one, so I hacked a small script, called Pain in the APT.
What does it do?
Maybe it is useful for one or the other. It's in Debian unstable and testing (9/stretch), and via backports in stable (8/jessie) and oldstable (7/wheezy) as painintheapt.
- updates the APT cache and checks for updates
- sends list of available updates to Jabber contacts or a conference room immediately
- sends list of available updates and relevant changelogs (slow) to email recipients
- downloads packages, but does not install them
#xmpp #bot #muc #debian #apt #jabber