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updating, upgrading debian linux server except a package

I was looking for a command line to update/upgrade my VPS with the exception of the web server software. I have Nginx v.1.4.7 on my VPS and don't want it to get updated/upgraded when I run any ...
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Specify update with apt-get upgrade?

In Ubuntu, the most convenient way to get a system up to date is to call apt-get update followed by apt-get upgrade. However, on a system that is part of a production environment, it is common ...
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How can I test apt-get updates on a test box before deploying to production?

I would like to schedule updates on my ubuntu servers, but would like to test the updates first on a test server. I'd like to run all updates on the test box at the beginning of a development cycle, ...
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What to have in sources.list on an Ubuntu LTS server (production)?

I have several Ubuntu 10.04 LTS servers in production and I'm using apticron to check that my software is up to date, security-wise. However, by default, Ubuntu has the lucid-updates repository ...
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How Often Should I Update our Linux Server?

I am responsible for managing both our production server (mail, web, database are all on one server) and our test server. Both are built on Debian. However as I am very new to system administration, I ...