Re: how to update Debian OS properly
On Fri, May 25, 2012 at 06:42:53AM -0500, Kumar Appaiah wrote:
> On Fri, May 25, 2012 at 03:57:28PM +0500, Muhammad Yousuf Khan wrote:
> > in a testing environment I was trying to upgrade the security patches
> > and I run the command
> > apt-get upgrade.
> > It ran fine, but at the end it upgraded my whole OS, first my test
> > machine was showing Debian version 6.0.4 now after the upgrade it
> > shifted to Wheezy/SID which I think is unstable.
> > In Microsoft when we upgrade the OS. it downloads only the security
> > and OS patches.
> > So the question are
> > 1. how to upgrade only the security patches?
> If security is your concern, you ought to be running "stable" as
> opposed to testing. If you run stable, then ensuring that
> security.debian.org is listed in the /etc/apt/sources.list will fetch
> security updates.
Or, you could run testing and put in sources.list:
deb http://security.debian.org/ wheezy/updates main contrib non-free
Still, I do consider stable to be safer, and do stick with it...
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