Get summary of updateable packages on Debian/Ubuntu machines using salt stack

salt -G 'os_family:Debian' cmd.run ' /usr/lib/update-notifier/apt-check --human-readable'

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By: hinnerk
2013-06-22 22:55:04

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What Others Think

surely apt-get update/apt-get upgrade would do the same?
jedifu · 241 weeks and 3 days ago
Let me cite from this site: ?If you can do better? ? go on, show us how.
hinnerk · 163 weeks and 3 days ago

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