Automatic Security updates - Debian

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  1. Automatic Security updates

    I have a backup DNS server running debian, is there any easy way to
    make it check for security updates every week or so, then automaticly
    install them? In my apt sources.list file I have commented everything
    out except for the security update repository?

    Since this box is only running bind and is a backup I am not to worried
    about a security update breaking anything. I did a pretty minimal
    install so it does not have x windows so it shouldn't have too many
    updates.


  2. Re: Automatic Security updates

    Hello

    michael.zerr@gmail.com () wrote:

    > I have a backup DNS server running debian, is there any easy way to
    > make it check for security updates every week or so, then automaticly
    > install them? In my apt sources.list file I have commented everything
    > out except for the security update repository?


    You need to add an official mirror with the main archive for your Debian
    version as well, otherwise you are going to miss some updates.

    > Since this box is only running bind and is a backup I am not to
    > worried about a security update breaking anything. I did a pretty
    > minimal install so it does not have x windows so it shouldn't have too
    > many updates.


    apt-get install cron-apt

    Although I recommend you also subscribe to the debian-security-announce
    mailinlist and only download updates automatically and install them
    manually.

    best regards
    Andreas Janssen

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