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Is it performing operating system package updates (with yum or what-have-you)?

Or is it just updating Plesk itself?

As a bonus question, if it isn't performing operating system package updates, then how does one do that with a Plesk server?

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closed as off-topic by HopelessN00b Jan 14 '15 at 5:00

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This question appears to be off-topic because it is about working with a service provider's management interface, such as cPanel. – HopelessN00b Jan 14 '15 at 5:00
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In a lot of cases, specifically on Ubuntu or Debian servers, the Plesk Updater does the task of running apt-get upgrade. Since the Plesk repositories are in /etc/apt/sources, the Updater runs apt-get upgrade to get the latest Plesk files and in the case of my Ubuntu server, do other system package updates IF those are a dependency to the plesk packages being updated.

If you don't want to rely on Plesk Updater for operation system-level security and software updates, then for Ubuntu/Debian based servers, you can use apt-get or for Red Hat servers, use yum.

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I had the same question. Do you know if this is mentioned in the official PLESK/Virtuozzo docs somewhere ? – j w May 26 '11 at 7:31

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