how to apply security updates?

Serge Hallyn serge.hallyn at
Tue Nov 5 17:32:07 UTC 2013

Quoting Rajeev Prasad (rp.neuli at
> ok so the dpkg -l shows following for mysql
> ii  libapache2-mod-auth-mysql             4.3.9-13ubuntu3                     Apache 2 module for MySQL authentication
> ii  libdbd-mysql-perl                     4.020-1build2                       Perl5 database interface to the MySQL database
> ii  libmysqlclient18                      5.5.34-0ubuntu0.12.04.1             MySQL database client library
> ii  mysql-client-5.5                      5.5.31-0ubuntu0.12.04.1             MySQL database client binaries
> ii  mysql-client-core-5.5                 5.5.34-0ubuntu0.12.04.1             MySQL database core client binaries
> ii  mysql-common                          5.5.34-0ubuntu0.12.04.1             MySQL database common files, e.g. /etc/mysql/my.cnf
> ii  mysql-server                          5.5.34-0ubuntu0.12.04.1             MySQL database server (metapackage depending on the latest version)
> ii  mysql-server-5.5                      5.5.31-0ubuntu0.12.04.1             MySQL database server binaries and system database setup
> ii  mysql-server-core-5.5                 5.5.31-0ubuntu0.12.04.1             MySQL database server binaries
> ii  php5-mysql                            5.3.10-1ubuntu3.8                   MySQL module for php5
> and I see here that the aptitude is complaining about those software which are at version "5.5.31-0ubuntu0.12.04.1".
> do i need to upgrade/install these?
> will this help?
> apt-get install mysql-client-5.5 mysql-server-5.5  mysql-server-core-5.5


> another related question whould be, is my config ok as of now?

Not sure what you mean.  The above apt-get install will make sure that
any needed dependencies are also upgraded, if that is your question.


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