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Old 12-08-2013, 01:01 PM   #1
Juc1
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apticron / apt-get dist-upgrade


Hi all,

The apticron report for my Ubuntu VPS tells me...

Quote:
apticron report [Sun, 08 Dec 2013 09:34:11 -0500]
==================

apticron has detected that some packages need upgrading on...

The following packages are currently pending an upgrade:

libcurl3 7.22.0-3ubuntu4.5

etc

You can perform the upgrade by issuing the command:

apt-get dist-upgrade
Can anyone please tell me are the new packages recommended by apticron always tested and verified ie always safe so I can just run the command apt-get dist-upgrade or do I need to investigate the new packages ie is there some risk involved in running apt-get dist-upgrade ?

In the event that an apt-get dist-upgrade causes some kind of problem on my system are there ways that I can roll back or undo the apt-get dist-upgrade ?

Thanks...
 
Old 12-08-2013, 01:26 PM   #2
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Assuming your repositories given in the sources.list file are pukka, there should be no problem. I tend to use the safe-upgrade option but I'm using Debian Testing and I don't know how Ubuntu releases work.
jdk

Last edited by jdkaye; 12-08-2013 at 01:28 PM.
 
Old 12-13-2013, 03:26 AM   #3
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If reply of jdkay is enough to proceed, then ignore this one.....

Alternate way :
The 'unattended-upgrades' package can be used to automatically install updated packages, and can be configured to update all packages or just install security updates. First, install the package by entering the following in a terminal:
sudo apt-get install unattended-upgrades

Additionally, to configure unattended-upgrades, edit /etc/apt/apt.conf.d/50unattended-upgrades and adjust the "Allowed Origins" to fit your needs.
 
  


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