Automatic updates on Intrepid...

Nick Barcet nick.barcet at
Fri Sep 5 13:14:30 UTC 2008

Fredrik Jonsson wrote:
> How is the "install-security-updates-automatically" option in the 
> Intrepid installer working? If a security fix is implemented in a 
> new kernel, will the new kernel also be automatically installed such 
> as any other security related patch???

If I am not mistaking, this installs and configures the
unattended-upgrades package which will update any installed packages for
which a newer version is found in -security or -updates.  It will not
reboot your system so new kernels will not be active until you do so.


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