Re: How to get security updates, but not other packages?
On 11-sep-2005, at 18:29, J. Grant wrote:
AFAIK Sarge is the stable release and only gets security fixes,
package upgrades to newer versions only take place in Testing (Etch)
and Unstable (Sid).
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Presently using debian sarge, I would like to update my system with
security fixes which have been made available since Sarge was
Now sure how to do this.
would "apt-get upgrade" also update non-security fixed packages?
I use aptitude. I simply run aptitude, hit 'u' for upgrade select the
section upgradable packages, hit '+' to select all the packages for
upgrades and 2x 'G'. When aptitude confronts you with questions, use
common sense. That's it.
I have this in my sources.lst
deb http://security.debian.org/ stable/updates main
That looks fine
Try man apt-get. In short: dist-upgrade is better at resolving
dependency conflicts. BTW, Aptitude doesn't (need to) have two ways
of upgrading, it's upgrade function 'fits all'.
Not sure what the difference is between "apt-get upgrade" and "apt-get
I've read the FAQ: http://www.debian.org/security/faq and the Securing
Debian guide, they appear to omit the info I am looking for:
It says about just doing "apt-get upgrade" like I was thinking I
to. But does that include uncessary stable package changes? Or now
Sarge is released are the only package changes for security fixes?
Only security fixes.
Don't know about mixing stable and Unstable. Others wil fill you in
on that I suppose.
Also, I wonder if this will break anything else, for instance I had to
install the nvidia package from unstable non-free.
Thanks in advance for any tips.
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