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Re: I'm a bit confused on how to upgrade to stretch 9.7

On Fri, Jan 25, 2019 at 12:23:27PM -0500, Pete Geenhuizen wrote:
> I am mainly a Centos user and am quite a novice when it comes to Debian and
> I have a computer which is currently running Stretch 9.6 and I recently
> install apt 1.4.9.
> With the release of Stretch 9.7 and because of the recent vulnerability
> discovered in apt I'm not sure how to proceed.

In your case there is actually nothing to be done.

This is just a point release and is only interesting for installs.
You are running Stretch already and any update automatically pulls in new
updates (as you have already done with apt).

> According to the instructions in the Debian Security Advisory they advise
> disabling redirects which might
> "break some proxies when used against security.debian.org", not sure exactly
> what this means to me,

You could update, couldn't you? So you are fine.

> and further on it says "For the stable distribution (stretch), this problem
> has been fixed in version 1.4.9"
> I just don't know what direction I should take, so I'd appreciate some
> insight and pointers on how I should proceed.

Stay put :)


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