Securing Debian Manual: 4.2 Execute a security update
Personally, I don't do any automatic updates, however I do run
apticron, which emails me a list every day, including a list of
urgency levels, and a description of each package being upgraded. I
then go through and prioritize my upgrades based on the function of
the server (e.g. if there is a new BIND package, it will raise the
priority of the upgrade on the DNS server). The same applies to the
urgency. If a package has urgency=high or urgency=emergency, then it
will definitely be a higher priority than a low update of a package
that is not crucial on the system...
On Thu, Mar 8, 2012 at 8:55 AM, Stayvoid <email@example.com> wrote:
> "To manually update the system, put the following line in your
> sources.list and you will get security updates automatically, whenever
> you update your system. Replace [CODENAME] with the release codename,
> e.g. squeeze.
> * * * deb http://security.debian.org/ [CODENAME]/updates main contrib non-free"
> Is this a good idea? I've thought that "automatically" is not a best choice.
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