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Bug#875858: pkgsel: Offer to install/manage unattended-upgrades

On Sun, Dec 10, 2017 at 12:22:07PM -0400, Raymond Burkholder wrote:
> > 
> > I think its totally adequate to assume people want automatic security
> > updates, on all kinds of systems, unless they opt out.
> Security updates, yes.  Automated, no.  Desktops, maybe.  Servers, no.

Are you advocating for having servers with known-security-buggy services
running all over the Internet, then?

> For my infrastructure, updates, of what ever kind, need to be
> incorporated into the test/build/roll-out cycle.

If you have a test/build/roll-out cycle, then you presumably have a
local mirror (and if you don't, well, why not?) Just make sure your
servers only pull from that local mirror, and you're done.

> So, as an accommodation,  a flag in the preseed mechanism to
> enable/disable would be helpful.  But would need to be exposed in
> maybe the expert mode menus, which I think was already mentioned.

What Raphaël was proposing is exactly that, yes.

Also, there is absolutely *no* technical difference between "the preseed
mechanism", "a low-priority debconf question", and "something in the
expert mode menus". None. Zero. Zilch.

Could you people please use IRC like normal people?!?

  -- Amaya Rodrigo Sastre, trying to quiet down the buzz in the DebConf 2008

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