Debian :: Is Apt-Get Upgrade In Cron Safe?

Mar 1, 2010

I've been using debian for sometime but I've never trusted in automated upgrade on my servers so my question is: Is this safe in cron and how often should I run it (everyday, once a week)?
apt-get -y update && apt-get -y upgrade
Of course I have stable version installed.

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Debian :: Cannot Safe Upgrade In Testing

Mar 11, 2011

After trying to use the safe-upgrade command with aptitude, I receive these errors:
apt (0.8.11) unstable; urgency=low
apt-get install pkg/experimental will now not only switch the candidate of package pkg to the version from the release experimental but also of all dependencies of pkg if the current candidate can't satisfy a versioned dependency.

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General :: Perform A Safe Upgrade In Debian?

Mar 20, 2010

I am using debian 5.04 + LXDE. In the past, I sometime encounter problems such as the distro broken after performed a full apt dist-upgrade or upgrade. Now, I am more conservative, I am using apt safe-upgrade.

I want to know are there anyway to do a better safe upgrade for debian without breaking the distro?

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Debian Installation :: Aptitude Safe Upgrade Not Installing Anything

Dec 29, 2010

I am running squeeze. I ran aptitude update and then safe-upgrade. The system detects 104 conflicts and then installs nothing, with no other messages. What can the problem be?

sudo aptitude safe-upgrade Resolving dependencies. open: 794300; closed: 315857; defer: 133767; conflict: 104

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Debian :: Aptitude Safe Upgrade Removed All KDE 4.3 Packages

Apr 13, 2010

KDE 4.3 squeeze-SID
I've got a strange problem with my last "aptitude safe-upgrade". It had removed all my kde 4.3 and packages I have installed, I don't know why!

This is what aptitude removed :
$ dpkg -l | grep ^rc |awk '{print $2}' | xargs echo .....

I reinstalled kde-full (kde 4) but now with an aptitude safe-upgrade or dist-upgrade. It wants to remove my debian-multimedia keyrings and my wine-unstable and others each time.

# aptitude -s safe-upgrade
Les NOUVEAUX paquets suivants vont etre installs : <<<<<<<<<  #new packages will be installed
libparted0debian1{a} libva1{a} libx264-92{a} libxklavier16{a} mysql-server-core-5.1{a}
Les paquets suivants seront ENLEVES : <<<<<<<< # packages will be remove .....

Here is my pref list :
Package: *
Pin: release o=apt-build
Pin-Priority: 989
Package: *
Pin: release o=Unofficial Multimedia Packages,a=unstable,l=Unofficial Multimedia Packages
Pin-Priority: 988
Package: *
Pin: release o=Debian,a=unstable,l=Debian
Pin-Priority: 987
Package: *
Pin: release,a=stable,l=debian-volatile
Pin-Priority: 986
Package: *
Pin: release o=Debian,a=stable,l=Debian-Security
Pin-Priority: 985
Package: *
Pin: release o=Unofficial Multimedia Packages,a=stable,l=Unofficial Multimedia Packages
Pin-Priority: 984
Package: *
Pin: release o=Debian,a=stable,l=Debian
Pin-Priority: 983
Package: *
Pin: release o=Debian,a=testing,l=Debian-Security
Pin-Priority: 982
Package: *
Pin: release o=Unofficial Multimedia Packages,a=testing,l=Unofficial Multimedia Packages
Pin-Priority: 981
Package: *
Pin: release o=Debian,a=testing,l=Debian
Pin-Priority: 980

And my sources.list:



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Debian :: Aptitude Safe Upgrade - Untrusted Packages

Jul 4, 2010

I am new to Debian (just used Gentoo until now), I run a little server for our company and clients. Unfortunately our hosting company switched us from a Gentoo system to a Debian Lenny box with Confixx and stopped maintaining it. So I will need to do the house keeping, which worries me a bit. Today I started and ran: aptitude update && aptitude safe-upgrade and got a huge list with packages to upgrade. Unfortunately, I am not confident, if I will break something upgrading (Confixx, apache) as I get the following warning message:

WARNING: untrusted versions of the following packages will be installed!
Untrusted packages could compromise your system's security.
You should only proceed with the installation if you are certain that this is what you want to do.
mysql-client mysql-server-5.1 mysql-client-5.1 mysql-common mysql-server-core-5.1 mysql-server libmysqlclient16
Do you want to ignore this warning and proceed anyway?
Is it safe to ignore it and upgrade the needed packages?

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Debian :: Install Backports With Aptitude Safe Upgrade?

Oct 18, 2010

I see that the backports now is officiel. My question is rather simpel: Is it possible to upgrade with (and how to) the backported packages without to much work? Is is needed to install all backported packages individually? I want to upgrade to any backported package with the command:

apitutude safe-upgrade - if it is possible.

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Debian Installation :: Packages (Security Sensitive) In Aptitude Safe Upgrade?

Feb 17, 2011

Today I ran
aptitude update && aptitude safe-upgrade
Like I regularly do, and I see these two packages need to be upgraded:
login passwd

Since these packages seem kinda security-sensitive I would like to know exactly why I would need to upgrade them. I checked Debian's security list but couldn't find anything relevant, and the links to the changelog for both packages are broken:
The requested URL /changelogs/pool/main/s/shadow/shadow_4.1.4.2+svn3283-2+squeeze1/changelog was not found on this server.
Where can I see what is changed in these packages so I can safely upgrade?

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Debian :: Name Of Package That Prints Ncurses Style Dialogs During 'aptitude Safe-upgrade'

Mar 1, 2010

I'm running Debian squeeze and my packages are all up to date. I usually do my updates by typing 'aptitude update' and 'aptitude safe-upgrade' at the command line as root.Sometimes when doing regular updates aptitude, or the package that's being updated, shows a ncurses-style dialog box on the screen, usually to have the user 'OK' a change, or to select which version of a configuration file to keep. Recently I've found these dialog boxes to be slightly messed up... in that the spot at the bottom where I would expect the 'OK' button to be is replaced by nonsensical characters.

There seems to be no problem with the way that the program functions, as I can press the tab key and then the return key, or just the return key alone, and the dialog goes away, seemingly doing it's job. But I would like to know what this program is. It's likely been updated recently, but looking through /var/log/aptitude and /var/log/aptitude.1.gz I cannot figure out which one it is. I'd like to file a bug report, or simply be able to follow the progress of someone else's bug. That's all.

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Debian :: Upgrade From Sarge To Lenny (via Etch) Has Broken Cron?

Sep 20, 2010

I've been upgrading a bunch of our servers from sarge to etch and then to lenny, on two of these servers, cron has broken, cronjobs will not run. On another two (that have no significant differences from the others) cron is unaffected I created a simple job to run while I was testing

*/1 * * * * root /usr/local/mailtest-1 in the script is echo test mail from busted server | mail -s "test mail from your busted server" [URL]. and that runs fine if I run it manually, I've added it into /etc/crontab and crontab -e but haven't got a single mail from it. The cron service is running

I tried apt-get remove --purge and then a re-install but it doesn't seem to have worked. All the logs have stopped rotating as well so I'm starting to think that maybe it's not a fault with cron but with some other service that it depends on. However, I've not been able to figure out what that might be.

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Ubuntu :: Safe Way To Upgrade To 10.10?

Nov 30, 2010

I am using 10.04 right now and the other time i tried upgrading to 10.10 beta version or alpha version it turned out to be a complete disaster cause it just wouldnt boot into the GUI no matter what. People say it was due to my ATI driver. Now since its a stable release, I want to make this install as perfect as possible so i dont have to reformat everything like i did last time.

Should i copy my whole filesystem into a external drive? In the event it doesnt work , i can just replace the files with the files on the external drive rite?

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OpenSUSE Install :: Safe To Upgrade To 11.4?

Mar 15, 2011

I'm using OS11.3 64bits with KDE 4.6.1 and its working fine.

Would anyone recommend me to do an upgrade to 11.4 or wait? If 11.4 is good, then would anyone recommend me to do a network upgrade, or clean installation?

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Ubuntu Installation :: Safe To Upgrade From 9.04 To 9.10?

Jan 17, 2010

I read some of the thing under thread about ubuntu not working after update to 9.10, mainly connected with nvidia etc. This all seems rather complex for someone with only small experience. The Q is : is it safe today (bugs fixed?) to update from 9.04 to 9.10 simply via the update manager? Or will I have definitely no running system then and will need lot of special work to be done on drivers etc? My system is a dell dimension 4550, nvidia GeForce4 Ti4200. Or is the upgrade to 9.10 to dangerous still?

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Ubuntu Installation :: Safe To Upgrade To 10.04?

Jun 12, 2010

About 3-4 weeks ago, I tried upgrading from 9.10 to 10.04 several times, using all of the methods. However, every single one of them had a bug; a black screen, completely blank. I saw other people had this problem and did everything others suggested, but yet I still got that black screen. So I decided to wait a few weeks and see if most of the bugs have been fixed. So is it safe to upgrade now?

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Ubuntu :: Will It Be Safe To Upgrade To Gnome 3

Aug 5, 2011

will it be safe to upgrade to gnome 3? will i lose any data.. the xact steps to do it..

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Fedora X86/64bit :: Is It Safe To Use Preupgrade For F12 Upgrade?

Nov 17, 2009

Just started to use Fedora and version 11 a couple of months ago. Is it safe to use preupgrade to do an upgrade to version 12 or is it better to do a fresh install?

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Ubuntu :: Upgrade To Firefox 4.0 - Easy And Safe Way

Mar 22, 2011

Firefox Stable PPA provides the latest Firefox stable builds for Ubuntu 9.10, 10.04 and 10.10. This repository that provides the latest Firefox 4.0 stable.

Add the PPA using these commands:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mozillateam/firefox-stable
sudo apt-get update

Then if you have Firefox installed, you will get an update for the latest Firefox 4, the package name isn't named "firefox-4.0" like it is now in the Mozilla Daily PPA but simply "firefox", so it is simply a case of updating. I have done this and it works perfectly.

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Ubuntu :: Kubuntu 10.04 Will Not Boot After Safe Upgrade

Aug 17, 2010

I just ran sudo aptitude update and sudo aptitude safe-upgrade. Now, the machine won't boot. It's a 64-bit system with two disks. Both show up in the bios, and I have tried booting from both. The boot process gets past the motherboard splash screen, then the grub countdown, and then it says:
Boot from (hd0,0) ext3 [lots of numbers and letters]
Starting up...

Then, this error messages appears, very briefly:
Cannot reserve MMIO region
and then the screen just goes dark.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Safe To Upgrade To Thunderbird 3.1 Yet? (Lucid)

Jul 16, 2010

I notice the repository Thunderbird version is 3.0.5 but 3.1 is already released. I'm on 3.0.4 and it took me forever to find a compatible version of the Lightning extension, which I really need.Now I am afraid to upgrade to anything older than 3.1 because it might break Lightning, and I'm afraid to upgrade to 3.1 because maybe there's a reason it's not in the official repository yet (and because who knows if the latest version of Lightning really is compatible with the latest version of Thunderbird). My question is, is anybody out there currently running Thunderbird 3.1 with the Lightning extension on Kubuntu or Ubuntu 10.04, AMD64? Have you found it to be stable?

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Ubuntu Installation :: 11.04 Upgrade Safe On Setup With Packages?

Apr 28, 2011

I want to upgrade to 11.04 but I'm extremely scared of breaking my installation. First of all, I have all that experimental Compiz bling installed, does it break anything with Natty's Compiz? It obviously won't work because Natty uses 0.9 while Maverick uses 0.8, but I don't want any dummy plugins or anything. Also, these plugins are way too cool to miss (I just installed them and now I can't live without the extra eye-candy). And what's with my awkward startup settings? I have a compiz --replace --loose-binding command in there and many disabled docks that, in KDE, all launch simultaneously (including Compiz, which renders everything unusable) and completely screw the desktop (I stopped caring about KDE now). Also, my setup feels like my computer's going to blow up any minute while upgrading because of too much dull packages, including gnome-shell which I don't use after all. My computer is, in terms of packages, a complete junkyard! So, is it safe to upgrade with this setup, if yes, tell me the recommended way to do this (CD, update manager?) or if not, how do I scrap that from my updates forever? By the way, will the upgrade also ruin KDE?

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Ubuntu Installation :: Safe To Use Lubuntu Beta Upgrade To Final

Apr 15, 2010

I'm so excited to see how nicely Lubuntu 10.04 runs on my EeePC. I went ahead and installed it, knowing that it's just the second beta. Everything seems to be going nicely, but when I did a "sudo aptitude update && sudo aptitude safe-upgrade" it showed there were tons of updates (about 90MB worth). I saw updates for Chrome, the kernel, xserver-xorg, etc. I understand this is just a beta operating system and is not recommended to be used as a primary OS, but I'm just so excited and can't wait. If I stay with this install, and keep updating, would I eventually make my way to the final release? Or would you recommend doing a reinstall with the final image?

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Slackware :: Run Slackpkg Upgrade-all From Cron?

Mar 16, 2010

I'm going to rebuild a computer for a friend of mine. I'm going to install 12.2 in it and wanted to see if there was a way to install patches automatically from a cron. I don't think slackpkg can do such thing as a cron, correct? For anyone that set up a Slackware box for someone with little Linux knowledge, how did you handle the ability for the person to update the box?

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Ubuntu Servers :: Can't Reinstall Mysql-server After Power Failure During Aptitude Safe-upgrade

Jun 2, 2010

A week or so ago I ran an aptitude safe-upgrade and while it was updating mysql I suffered a power-failure. Now, this never really happens in Holland but of course this once it happened at the worst possible time.

I've tried a lot of different things to get mysql working again, but am running into all kinds of problems. First mysql won't shut off properly (it does startup with the computer but I can't connect to it at all) during an aptitude purge. If I kill the process mysql seems to purge properly, but I guess this is not the case because I wasn't able to install it then.

Things seem to have gone a bit more smoothly this time, however:

snek@snek-server:~$ sudo aptitude install mysql-server
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done


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Ubuntu Installation :: Cron Requires Manual Start After 10.04 Upgrade

Jun 24, 2010

After upgrading Ubuntu from 9.10 to 10.04, the cron daemon no longer runs automatically upon starting up the machine; I need to enter "sudo service cron start" to get it running. Is there a way to get it to start up by itself?

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Debian :: Is It Safe To Grow Root Partition?

Jan 26, 2010

i want to ask is it safe to ad more space to my root partition with gparted ?I ask friends and they all told me if i change the root partition is possible to have problems to start my Debian.

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Oct 1, 2010

What will be an easy and safe way to resize partition? Boot up the LiveCD? Or can I run resize2fs while OS is running?This is a newly installed box without files on /kvm. Now I want to resize /home taking up the complete capacity of /kvm which will be removed/deleted.

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Debian :: Ext3 Or Ext4 For Squeeze - Which One Is Safe

Feb 26, 2011

I've heard that ext4 has better performance, but that it will also eat my hard drive. Has this problem been fixed? What would be a safer bet on a squeeze box? Is there even anything to worry about?

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Mar 4, 2010

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Ubuntu Servers :: Cron Sending Email From Address / Change The Default Domain Name For Cron?

Apr 29, 2011

Can anyone tell me how i change the default domain name for cron?everything i cron runs it emails from and to

this leaves me with a massive list of failed mails in postfix.i have mailto on my main crontab but i cant do it on all of them.

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May 12, 2010

My system goes through slow periods where it just crawls and others where it's fine, but I'm wondering which service settings are OK to just shut off to give me a bit more oomph when I boot up.The others I'm pretty OK with like spam assassin, dictionary server and so on, but some of the others i wonder if they only serve to slow things down..Also..I live in a very dusty environment and I KNOW the fans and other parts get caked with dust and it wouldn't surprise me if the dust got so bad it just stops the fans completely so once in a while I use my air compressor to blow the crud out and I usually get covered myself, but how safe is using the compressor? It's not the type that typically fills up with condensed water droplets so that isn't a super critical issue..It's a small 1 hp deal, elect drive and so on.. Safe enough? It's all I have and/or can afford..

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