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


On Mon, 11 Dec 2017, Raymond Burkholder wrote:
> I think I got thrown off by the title 'unattended upgrades'.  If this is
> limited to security updates, I am more for it, but still scared of it.

Maybe you should document yourself before commenting and sharing such a
strongly worded opinion. Have a look at the unattended-upgrades package
and what it does.

> But my experience has mostly been with regular package updates.  I haven't
> focused much on security updates.  Can security updates be applied with out
> generating dependency chains and their updates?

Yes. I am seriously doubting that you ever applied any security update on
a server running Debian stable by yourself. That's the point of security
updates on stable releases, they fix only the security vulnerabilities but
do not introduce functional changes and have a limited risk of breakage.

Raphaël Hertzog ◈ Debian Developer

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