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Old 07-08-2011, 10:53 PM   #1
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How do I get the updates and security updates


It tells me that I need to do an update and a security update. I go to root, do an apt-get update, it goes thru the procedure which looks like it is obtaining the updates and all but when it reboots I still get the notification that I need to still do them.
 
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Old 07-08-2011, 11:30 PM   #2
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It tells me that I need to do an update and a security update. I go to root, do an apt-get update, it goes thru the procedure which looks like it is obtaining the updates and all but when it reboots I still get the notification that I need to still do them.
You need to do this:

Code:
apt-get update && apt-get upgrade
update gets an updated package list

upgrade will actually update all the packages that you have that have an update available.
 
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Old 07-09-2011, 02:41 PM   #3
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If you are new to Debian it would be helpful for you to take a look at:
Grokking Debian GNU/Linux - https://www.linuxquestions.org/quest...nu-linux-3073/

APT and Dpkg Quick Reference Sheet - http://www.cyberciti.biz/ref/apt-dpkg-ref.html
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apt-get update Updates packages listings from Debian mirrors, should be run at least once a day if you install anything that day, and every time after /etc/apt/sources.list is changed.

apt-get upgrade [-u] Upgrades all packages installed to newest versions available. Will not install new or remove old packages. If a package changes dependencies and requires installation of a new package, it will not be upgraded, it will be put on hold instead. apt-get upgrade will not upgrade packages put on hold (that is the meaning of hold). See below for how to manually put packages on hold. I suggest the `-u' option as well, because then you can see what packages are going to be upgraded.

apt-get dist-upgrade [-u] Similar to apt-get upgrade, except that dist-upgrade will install or remove packages to satisfy dependencies.
 
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Old 07-10-2011, 04:17 PM   #4
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iirc, for security updates you need to add a line to /etc/apt/sources.list for a special repository.
I think its not there by default.
 
  


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