how to apply security updates?

Serge Hallyn serge.hallyn at
Tue Nov 5 13:43:21 UTC 2013

Quoting Rajeev Prasad (rp.neuli at
> when i log in i get this messages:
> 5 packages can be updated.
> 3 updates are security updates.
> when I do:
>     sudo aptitude
> I can see 3 security updates for mysql are for mysql client, server and server-core
> but i do not know how to install them?
> I also see 3 upgradable packages:
> procps
> oracle-java7-installer
> wpasupplicant
> I DO NOT want to upgrade these. now how can I update the security updates ONLY from command line? please.

I would try 

	sudo apt-get install mysql-client, mysql-server, mysql-server-core

and check that the list of packages it says it will upgrade is what you
want.  That *should* do waht you want.  (If not, say 'n' :)

Depending on your reasoning for not wanting to upgrade the other
packages, you also may want to pin the existing versions of those
packages.  (I don't keep systems around long enough to know how
to really do that without looking it up every time)


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