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1answer
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Prevent update-manager from overwriting my Configs

After installing a package with apt-get and then overwriting some package specific config files, whenever the system upgrades itself it tries to overwrite my custom configs with the package default ...
4
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3answers
93 views

How to determine if a Debian upgrade updated the kernel

Let's say I have just done an aptitude safe-upgrade on a Debian system, but I was not paying attention so I did not notice if the kernel was updated or not. How can I now determine if there was a ...
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11answers
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System updates for many servers

We have many servers and still want to update them all. The actual way is that any of the sysadmins go from server to server and make a aptitude update && aptitude upgrade - it's still not ...
4
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4answers
490 views

Upgrading multiple Debian servers at once

I'm currently working at a SaaS company, and at the moment we have multiple Debian servers running in our data centre to support our application. In the past, when a security update was released, we ...
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1answer
120 views

Debian packaging, updates to a database

I've a planned consecutive updates on a debian package I have for internal use on several servers. Now, the updates have to happen one after each other at different times and some of the servers ...
0
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1answer
855 views

Debian/Ubuntu: Enabling “dist-upgrade” behavior for unattended-upgrades?

We've got a customized distribution of Ubuntu, a repository with some custom packages and we run unattended-upgrades on a number of systems. What we want to be able to do is supply an update of one of ...
1
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4answers
463 views

Debian and apt upgrade

I have GNU/Linux Debian Servers (Etch/Lenny) in production. I want theses systems to stay up to date. I have installed apticron with tells me what packet needs an upgrade. What is the good practice ...
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8answers
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Should I have to enable automatic update on Debian lenny stable?

I have installed a new Linux Debian lenny server that will be a LAMP and a Subversion server. Should I have to enable automatic updates? If I enable it, I am sure that I have the latest security ...
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9answers
4k views

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 ...
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4answers
729 views

How do you handle updates on a server?

I am really lazy I will give you guys this ;) but I have ~25 virtual machines running on xen. I really like xen and everything but now comes the tricky part.. I don't really feel like going through 25 ...