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#1 2019-10-18 17:28:57

boycottsystemd
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ASCII: does unattended-upgrade give latest kernel security update ?

$ uname -a
Linux devuan 4.9.0-9-686-pae #1 SMP Debian 4.9.168-1+deb9u5 (2019-08-11) i686 GNU/Linux

and

# unattended-upgrade

gives nothing

but
For the oldstable distribution (stretch), these problems have been fixed in version 4.9.189-3+deb9u1.
https://www.debian.org/security/2019/dsa-4531

Does unattended-upgrade give latest kernel security update ?

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#2 2019-10-18 19:44:01

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Re: ASCII: does unattended-upgrade give latest kernel security update ?

Do you have the kernel metapackage installed?

apt policy linux-image-686-pae

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#3 2019-10-20 18:33:28

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Re: ASCII: does unattended-upgrade give latest kernel security update ?

Head_on_a_Stick wrote:

Do you have the kernel metapackage installed?

apt policy linux-image-686-pae

thank you, I'll check it when possible.

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#4 2019-11-06 08:17:59

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Re: ASCII: does unattended-upgrade give latest kernel security update ?

Head_on_a_Stick wrote:

Do you have the kernel metapackage installed?

apt policy linux-image-686-pae
$ apt policy linux-image-686-pae
linux-image-686-pae:
  Installed: 4.9+80+deb9u9
  Candidate: 4.9+80+deb9u9
  Version table:
 *** 4.9+80+deb9u9 500
        500 http://pkgmaster.devuan.org/merged ascii/main i386 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
     4.9+80+deb9u6 500
        500 http://pkgmaster.devuan.org/merged ascii-security/main i386 Packages
$

I wasn't aware this was needed. Are there any other packages needed for unattended-upgrade to work corectly ?

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#5 2019-11-07 17:31:18

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Re: ASCII: does unattended-upgrade give latest kernel security update ?

boycottsystemd wrote:

Are there any other packages needed for unattended-upgrade to work corectly ?

No, but you do need to configure it: https://wiki.debian.org/UnattendedUpgrades

tl;dr:

# dpkg-reconfigure -plow unattended-upgrades

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#6 2019-11-15 08:14:14

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Re: ASCII: does unattended-upgrade give latest kernel security update ?

Head_on_a_Stick wrote:
boycottsystemd wrote:

Are there any other packages needed for unattended-upgrade to work corectly ?

No, but you do need to configure it: https://wiki.debian.org/UnattendedUpgrades

tl;dr:

# dpkg-reconfigure -plow unattended-upgrades

Thank you. Is it necessary when unattended-upgrade is called manually ?

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#7 2019-11-16 19:40:27

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Re: ASCII: does unattended-upgrade give latest kernel security update ?

boycottsystemd wrote:

Is it necessary when unattended-upgrade is called manually ?

Why would you do that? That would be an attended unattended upgrade then? hmm


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#8 2019-11-17 09:23:05

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Re: ASCII: does unattended-upgrade give latest kernel security update ?

Head_on_a_Stick wrote:
boycottsystemd wrote:

Is it necessary when unattended-upgrade is called manually ?

Why would you do that? That would be an attended unattended upgrade then? hmm

Because I need security updates only.
Second, it is good to check it's functionality sometimes by manual calling.

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#9 2019-11-17 10:29:45

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Re: ASCII: does unattended-upgrade give latest kernel security update ?

boycottsystemd wrote:

I need security updates only

That's the default setting, see the comments in /etc/apt/apt.conf.d/50unattended-upgrades

boycottsystemd wrote:

it is good to check it's functionality sometimes by manual calling

Yes, I suppose.


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#10 2019-11-18 07:21:08

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Re: ASCII: does unattended-upgrade give latest kernel security update ?

Head_on_a_Stick wrote:
boycottsystemd wrote:

I need security updates only

That's the default setting, see the comments in /etc/apt/apt.conf.d/50unattended-upgrades

boycottsystemd wrote:

it is good to check it's functionality sometimes by manual calling

Yes, I suppose.

Well, thank you.

If we can return to original question, it could be e.g. such:

Does (manually called) unattended-upgrade give latest kernel security update ?

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