Ubuntu Lucid automatic security upgrades ?

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  1. Ocky

    Ocky Registered Member

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    Included in today's installable upgrades. I didn't realise that I already had this installed.
    Question: Do you like this ? I personally would like to know what security updates are to be installed.
    Unattended security upgrades.png
     
  2. linuxforall

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    I do for all the old folks I install Lucid, security is important otherwise the safety of Linux is negated and this lets it do automatically.
     
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    on my fedora i make all auto update now i set ubuntu on my brother laptop on auto update as well i see no harm in it good thing for lazy creatures like me :D
     
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    Code:
    sudo aptitude update && sudo aptitude safe-upgrade
    will give you the details of everything that's about to be installed.
     
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    Thanks chronomatic. As I have always been using apt I think the same can be achieved:-
    sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get -u upgrade (With the -u option APT shows the complete list of packages which will be upgraded).
     
  6. chronomatic

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    Right. I like to use aptitude because it has more features, not least of which is that it will remove dependencies when removing a package.
     
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    That is so, alas too late for me as I have been led to believe that one should not be mixing the two commands, i.e. use either apt or aptitude.
     
  8. tlu

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    That's true. And if it comes to removing dependencies one should not forget that since Edgy apt-get has the autoremove option. So I think that this advantage of aptitude is no longer really convincing.
     
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    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1485903
    I haven't seen it either. Am checking manually.
     
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