Re: Package management and security
Frédéric PICA wrote:
I saw in 'man apt-get' that using apt-get upgrade does not install new
packages or remove an already installed package.
Is it possible that I did'nt get the latest security fixes using
apt-get upgade in a cron job ?
I think particularly about security fixes that can't be retro-ported
to the debian stable version and needs to upgrade the package to the
latest author available version, what's going on if the package
dependencies changes ? Does the security patched will be installed
with it's new dependencies anyway or does the package will not be
Thanks for your help,
apt-get upgrade only upgrade your packages for newer version. When
package is upgraded this way at it need new extra packages, then upgrade
can't upgrade your package. You must install it.