Bug#875858: pkgsel: Offer to install/manage unattended-upgrades
On Tue, Jun 26, 2018 at 06:17:31PM +0200, Raphael Hertzog wrote:
> On Mon, 28 May 2018, Cyril Brulebois wrote:
> > debian-boot@: the requested revert looks fine to me, bonus points if it
> > comes with a (short) summary of these reasons in changelog, so that they
> > can be emphasized in the release announcement. :)
> I reverted the change in git:
> I haven't uploaded the package yet. I had to reword the debconf template.
> Is the modified template fine?
> _Description: Updates management on this system:
> Applying updates on a frequent basis is an important part of keeping the
> system secure.
> By default, security updates are not automatically installed as you
> have to review the security advisories before installing the updates
> using standard package management tools. Alternatively you can install
> the unattended-upgrades package which will install security updates
I think it makes sense to explain in a bit more detail why that may not
be a good idea:
"(...) security updates automatically. However, note that updates, even
to stable, are not guaranteed to be zero maintenance, and as such
automatic updates through unattended-upgrades may occasionally cause
downtime of services provided by this machine."
...or something along those lines.
Could you people please use IRC like normal people?!?
-- Amaya Rodrigo Sastre, trying to quiet down the buzz in the DebConf 2008