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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 upgraded ?

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.

-- Riku

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