Re: apt-get update & upgrade
Jim Hyslop wrote:
You might be "safe" to do that on a stable system, but if you're running
stable, it's likely on a server, and I would not risk a server's health
with such a "risky" automation.
I've seen several people on this list recommending that we run 'apt-get
update' and 'apt-get upgrade' on a regular basis. What are your thoughts
on setting up a cron job to do it automatically, say once a month or
once a week?
If you're running testing or sid, it's even more risky, as often such a
process may introduce removals of large chunks of your system if you're
not paying attention.
In short, there's too much that can go wrong if you don't pay attention,
so I personally would not go the route of automation. Others may disagree.
Every couple of years we tinker with using encryption on our email at
the university campus where I work; we'd love to get everyone using
encryption. But it's just too complex for the average PhD.
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