Re: Question about the amount of security updates available
We released a new version of Debian stable yesterday, which means that
the "stable" name in our repositories (including security repositories)
now point to this new version (which is named Lenny).
You probably have references to "stable" in your /etc/apt/sources.list
file. It is highly recommended that that file contains release code
names, instead of symbolic names: that way, new releases don't affect
your machines, and you just use the new name when *you* are ready to
In your case, since you're using the previous stable version, you should
substitute occurrences of "stable" with "etch" in that file.
The warning about the public key is a small hiccup in our release
process that we're in the process of fixing.
Thanks for your interest, and hope this mail clears up your doubts.
--- Thomas Nguyen Van [Mon, 16 Feb 2009 12:02:17 +0000]:
> In our company, we hourly check security updates via the command "apt-get update" for several months.
> This morning, this command gave me the following result that I've never had until now:
> W: There is no public key available for the following key IDs:
> W: You may want to run apt-get update to correct these problems
> In addition, since this week end, I have almost 100 new debian packages available per server.
> I checked on the Debian's web site (http://www.debian.org/security/2009/) but only few security updates are available in comparison with the amount of security updates I have now whereas last week it was ok.
> My questions are:
> 1. Do you confirm the amount of new security updates? If yes, what is the link?
> 2. Did you change the public key available for security updates?
> Many thanks for your help.
> Thomas Nguyen-Van
> Senior IT Security Consultant - CEH
> Jumper Consulting Investment Ltd
> St. Doolaghs Park House
> Malahide Road
> Dublin 17
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