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Old 03-18-2006, 04:32 PM   #1
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Question Does Debian Etch have a security notification utility?


Ubuntu, Fedora, and Suse have little icons that appear that let you know when security fixes are available for download, installation.
Does Debian Etch have a way to notify you when security updates are available?
I'm not complaining; I don't mind refreshing my repositories and seeing if new apps have been added.
Just curious.

Thanks for any and all replies.
 
Old 03-18-2006, 04:42 PM   #2
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Check out this thread for a bunch of good info and links regarding Debian Etch security.

The answer to your question is, No. You don't get a little blinking beacon every time there is a security update. Debian expects you to know that regular upgrades are an important part of system maintenance. If security is an overriding concern, you can sign up for e-mail notifications, rss feeds, etc.
 
Old 03-18-2006, 04:54 PM   #3
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Check out this thread for a bunch of good info and links regarding Debian Etch security.

The answer to your question is, No. You don't get a little blinking beacon every time there is a security update. Debian expects you to know that regular upgrades are an important part of system maintenance. If security is an overriding concern, you can sign up for e-mail notifications, rss feeds, etc.
Thanks, rickh!
I appreciate the reply. I had a feeling that Debian didn't have that function, but, that isn't a huge concern to me. I'm familiar with how to keep a system up to date and regularly read security postings at various sites. Thanks for the links to Debian security information; I've archived that.
I've been using Linux for 3 1/2 years now and I think that Debian is the best distro out there. I'm a newcomer to Debian and I'm enjoying the learning curve.
 
Old 03-18-2006, 05:02 PM   #4
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apt-cache show apticron
Package: apticron
Priority: extra
Section: admin
Installed-Size: 48
Maintainer: Colm MacCarthaigh <colm.maccarthaigh@heanet.ie>
Architecture: all
Version: 1.1.13
Depends: apt-listchanges (>= 2.59), mailx, debconf | debconf-2.0, iproute
Filename: pool/main/a/apticron/apticron_1.1.13_all.deb
Size: 7392
MD5sum: 7a80dd9ed126ebff3f3af6d0ccc95369
Description: cron-script to mail impending apt updates
apticron is a simple script to mail about impending apt updates
such as security updates.
Tag: admin:ackage-management, interface::daemon, role::sw:server, suite::debian, use::monitor, works-with::mail
 
Old 03-18-2006, 05:30 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by dracae
apt-cache show apticron
Package: apticron
Priority: extra
Section: admin
Installed-Size: 48
Maintainer: Colm MacCarthaigh <colm.maccarthaigh@heanet.ie>
Architecture: all
Version: 1.1.13
Depends: apt-listchanges (>= 2.59), mailx, debconf | debconf-2.0, iproute
Filename: pool/main/a/apticron/apticron_1.1.13_all.deb
Size: 7392
MD5sum: 7a80dd9ed126ebff3f3af6d0ccc95369
Description: cron-script to mail impending apt updates
apticron is a simple script to mail about impending apt updates
such as security updates.
Tag: admin:ackage-management, interface::daemon, role::sw:server, suite::debian, use::monitor, works-with::mail
Thanks, dracae!!
 
  


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