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Re: APT 0.7 for sid

Sex, 2007-06-08 às 13:01 +0200, Gabor Gombas escreveu:
> On Fri, Jun 08, 2007 at 11:36:57AM +0100, Luis Matos wrote:
> > i have 2 servers that i only login for apt-get update && apt-get upgrade
> > -y, they are running sarge (yet) and only install security upgrades.
> > 
> > These 2 server will not be put in danger by making the update && upgrade
> > in an autonomous way.
> IIRC a security update in sarge changed sudo's behaviour and that broke
> many local scripts. We decided that the security threat addressed by the
> update was basically zero and went back to the old version - finding &
> fixing all the broken scripts was simply not worth the effort.
> So an automatic security update _can_ break a working server.

as i said ... in many cases it wont ...

in those servers i run samba/ftp/http . backup script is ordered by the

simple pages in /var/www and user's home.

one is also a mail server with no backup.
> Gabor

here ... update & upgrade would not break anything ... and the changes
are easy to revert (install older packages, pin them and wait for the
bug to be fixed).

We (admins) allways hope that the behaviour of the packages don't
change, that's why we all use debian. Still, things can happen.

I must remember you that is is a small business server. less than 10
posts. Imagine a person that has 10 clients like this?

of course that the upgrade time must be set ... imagine all 10 break at
the same time :P

in resume, i think you are right ... but not all situations require such
a "right" handling.

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