on4aa wrote:Do I understand you correctly that you are going to make anacron a dependency of update-notifier-common?
You should submit this bug also upstream. It will give you a nice reputation.
update-notifier-common is not needed. So, you can remove that.
anacron is a dependency of updatemanager (now in testing).
Technically, apt installs a cron job: /etc/cron.daily/apt
To run it, you need anacron.
cron runs the apt script, which in turn checks for the time-stamp of /var/lib/apt/periodic/update-stamp (if it exists).
If the time-stamp is older than a day, it checks the configuration in /etc/apt/apt.conf.d
In /etc/apt/apt.conf.d/02periodic I tell apt to update the cache.
I just saw that update-notifier-common does not depend on anacron.
I don't know if they had that problem.