Re: System maintenance
> * Roberto C. Sanchez (firstname.lastname@example.org) wrote:
> > I like it because you can configure it to update the package list
> > nothing, to update the package list and download any pending
> > not install them, or to update, download and install all without
> > intervention.
> Sounds really quite good. I do have one question though. I had
> initially thought to install Sarge, but after two downloads and two
> separate discs burned, I could not succesfully do so. So, I went with
> Etch. What I am wondering is if an automated tool like this will work
> as well for testing as it will for stable? I am assuming that there
> is much more change to the packages in testing and therefore more than
> security updates. Will that possibly cause problems, if you see what
> I am getting at?
> With Etch there will be more updates. I also recommend against having
> them automatically installed since they may be more disruptive. The
> main problem is that the freeze is impending. This means that there is
> a flurry of activity as maintainers try and get updated version of their
>packages into Sid in time for them to migrate to Etch. Your call.
Would you really want to run something like cron-apt to keep your system
up to date? Is that generally what people do? Just run a big apt-get
update, apt-get upgrade? I'd just think that could have negative
consequences (like breaking something). Does it, or is that generally
If that is a bad idea, then is there any easy way to just get critical
security updates and sort of leave everything else as is?