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

On Tue, Jun 26, 2018 at 06:17:31PM +0200, Raphael Hertzog wrote:
> Hello,
> 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:
> https://salsa.debian.org/installer-team/pkgsel/commit/2b9b594855a409fa6d03f259ccca4b1a1bd4727b
> 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
>  automatically.

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

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