[PLUG] Ubuntu upgrade help

Paul Munday paulm at freegeek.org
Sat Sep 28 13:46:30 PDT 2013


On Fri, 2013-09-27 at 14:41 -0700, John Meissen wrote:
> paulm at freegeek.org said:
> > On Fri, 2013-09-27 at 12:22 -0700, John Meissen wrote:
> > 
> > > Is it suddenly downloading and applying updates in the 
> > > background?!? That's a no-no. Update Manager settings still shows "Display" 
> > > only. Is there a different setting somewhere else?
> > 
> > Not as far as I know (on either question, there is unattended-upgrades
> > but that doesn't involve update-manager and needs to be installed
> > separately) . 
> > 
> 
> Synaptic/dpkg shows that it got installed...
> ii unattended-upgrades  0.76ubuntu1 automatic installation of security upgrades
> 
> This script is the backend for the APT::Periodic::Unattended-Upgrade option.
> 
> Is there a way to configure it, or should I just uninstall it?

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/AutomaticSecurityUpdates


By default it just does security upgrades, without them it won't be
doing  much of anything but you can also exclude packages, so you might
want to keep security but remove kernels so you can control reboots. 

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