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Apt-dater: Keep specific packages from updating

I am using Apt-dater to manage updating of Ubuntu servers. I have some packages that cannot be updated but want to still update everything else on those servers. I wonder if Apt-dater supports this. ...
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Ubuntu apt-get update vs upgrade

I have a VPS with Ubuntu Server 12.04 and I want maximal stability of my server, which's main purpose is a webserver. What are difference between Update and Upgrade? I can't understand difference. As ...
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Is it usually safe to run “apt-get upgrade” (in terms of stability) on a production server?

I often log into my Ubuntu 12.04.2 server (with Postgres 9.2.4 running with live production data) and see something akin to: 4 packages can be updated. 4 updates are security updates. This happens ...
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Update ubuntu server to the state of one week ago

I want to have the ubuntu updates on the production servers after they working one week on the staging servers. If I make apt-get update && apt-get upgrade on the production servers after a ...
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why “apt-get update” can't be on demand? [closed]

Excuse me if my question is a bit dummy... But I always wonder why all package managers can't refresh their indexes on-demand. For example, when I do "apt-get install something", why it can't verify ...
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update from debian lenny to squeeze

I'm trying to update from debian lenny to squeeze on my 64bit root server and did the following so far: modifying sources.list apt-get update apt-get upgrade apt-get install linux-image-2.6-amd64 ...
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apt-get update Error

I get the following error when typing: # apt-get update W: Failed to fetch http://etc.inittab.org/~agi/debian/libapache-mod-security2/etch/Packages 404 Not Found [IP: 80.28.139.208 80] E: Some ...
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apt-get update mdadm scary warnings

Just ran an apt-get update on one of my dedicated servers to be left with a relatively scary warning: Processing triggers for initramfs-tools ... update-initramfs: Generating ...
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secure rollback of updates

I'm again and again wondering why there isn't (or did I just not find it?) any tool which can reliably and effortlessly rollback changes done by updates. Let me take an update with apt on Debian as ...
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How to get the number of available updates on an Ubuntu system as a normal user

I need this for a simple monitoring script which i don't want to run as root...
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Ubuntu: Cannot apt-get upgrade server, dpkg permission denied even when root?

I've ran a general audit of the system and found that a few packages were aging, such as OpenSSH and related so I went to apt-get update then upgrade. Unfortunately it seems to get the packages ...
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Aptitude update 404

All I get are the errors below. How can I debug / what might be wrong? I don't know when this happend, probably just some days ago. Nothing has been changed in the system, that I know of. The only ...
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apt-get update fails

I've got a problem with apt on my debian box. Since the beginning of July I've been unable to update packages, apparently because some key expired. I've found several websites that tried to help me, ...
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How to automatically update non-Microsoft software on a number of windows machines?

We have a Windows Server 2003 machine. We also have 30 machines running Vista Home Basic with a bouquet of free software: Firefox, Gimp, Inkscape, etc. Is there a way to automatically update that ...