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Re: System maintenance

On Sun, Oct 15, 2006 at 01:29:43PM -0500, cothrige wrote:
> In reading online it seems that the standard practice to apply
> security patches would be to run 'apt-get update' and then 'apt-get
> upgrade'.  I am curious if this really is the best way and if so, how
> often should it be done?
> I use Fluxbox, and quickly switched from the default Gnome when I
> first installed.  But, before doing that, I noticed that there was
> monitor of some sort which popped up in the notification area
> announcing available updates.  How reliable is this tool, and can it
> be used from outside of Gnome?
> Just trying to get a grip on system maintenance and hoping to hear
> some ideas from those here.  Thanks in advance,
I personally like cron-apt.  If your system is online all the time it is
great.  Even if it is not, you can set it up to use anacron so that the
next time you are on after a scheduled update, it will take the
opportunity and update and let you know if there is anything to install.

I like it because you can configure it to update the package list and do
nothing, to update the package list and download any pending updates but
not install them, or to update, download and install all without



Roberto C. Sanchez

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