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Re: Question about having an always clean base system in Debian Sid

Le jeudi 28 janvier 2010 à 11:30 +0100, koen.news@koca.be a écrit :
> On Thu, 28 Jan 2010 10:33:53 +0100, Geek87 <geek87@gmx.com> wrote:
> > Do you have any idea? Is the technique I used bad and dirty?
> > 
> > Thanks in advance.
> > 
> > Geek87
> I don't think it's a good idea. Because if in your example sendmail is
> replaced with postfix. Config files will not be magically filled it for
> the
> new system. Not that the above will happen often. The only thing you
> should automate
> is installing security updates every night, there is a package for this if
> I remember correct. 
> When security is a concern, and it should, configure IPTABLES after
> install before plugging in your system.
> It depends on what you'll be using the system for. 
> I have Debian Samba PDC with DHCP and DNS: I really don't want this to
> update just like that. Everything depends on it.
> If it's your local desktop, it doens't really matter. But then you don't
> have to automate it because you can do it at logon or whatever. 
> Koen Linders

Thank you for the answer. So this is a bad idea for the tasks I agree
with you, I didn't see the things this way. But for the base system
(~prequired, ~pimportant and ~pstandard) do you think it's a bad idea
too? Why would it be bad idea to have the new packages (which now have
one of the 3 priorities above) and old packages (which no longer have
one of the 3 priorities) automatically proposed respectively for install
or removal on updates?


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