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Re: Fwd: Security Installation Method

On 4/10/19, Dan Ritter <dsr@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Arun Vasudevan wrote:
>> >
>> > Could you please help me to install the Security patches only to one of
>> > my
>> > Debian servers.
> The usual method is:
> sudo apt update
> apt list --upgradable
> # inspect the packages to make sure you want all of them. If
> # not, don't proceed. You can install individual updates with
> # sudo apt install PACKAGENAME
> sudo apt upgrade
> At the end of that, you will want to reboot if you installed a
> new kernel.

This is a quick drive-by to wonder whether limiting the repositories
in /etc/apt/sources.list (before "apt upgrade") would additionally
help here, too?

Commenting the lines out instead of deleting is my chosen method of
operation just so I don't have to waste time tracking down how to put
what back in place *when* I change my mind. :)

Yes, I can't think of good examples, but I'm sure there are some to
show why everything should be updated instead of just security. :)

Cindy :)
Cindy-Sue Causey
Talking Rock, Pickens County, Georgia, USA

* runs with birdseed *