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Re: Security Update

Yeah, sure Mark.  Here's what you do:

Make sure you have this entry in your /etc/apt/sources.list file:

deb http://security.debian.org stable/updates main contrib non-free

Be sure it's not commented-out (with a "#" in front of the line). Then do "apt-get update" and "apt-get upgrade" and you'll get all of the upgrades to your installed packages. You might want to try "apt-get dist-upgrade" as that seems to have better dependency handling. Read the manpage for apt-get for more info.

I'd recommend doing this on a periodic basis, and continue to monitor both this list and BugTraq.

Apt-get is one of the (many) pure joys of using Debian.

At 03:21 AM 10/14/2001 +0700, Mark Rompies wrote:

I've just use Debian for the first time in my life. I want to upgrade the
applications or anything to mmake it more secure (i think it will use apps
from security.debian.org). The problem is very simple:

what commands should i type from the console to update the security fixes
for a/any package(s)? Could i use apt-get?


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