security updates for releasename-updates repository?

Tim Frost timfrost at
Mon Aug 20 07:40:11 UTC 2007


On Sun, 2007-08-19 at 17:03 +0000, Georg Sauthoff wrote:
> Hi,
> what is the policy of the ${releasename}-updates package repositories
> regarding security updates? Do these repositories get security fixes
> with the same priority like the ${releasename} repositories?

This is the purpose of the -security repository:
* security updates will be released in ${releasename}-security
* updates that are not security-related will appear in

So you need to have both repositories enabled.

Note that you won't see any new updates in either -updates or -security
once the release has reached end-of-life.

Also, packages that are in universe or multiverse are less likely to be
updated than packages that are in main/restricted.  And packages from
third-party repositories rely on the upgrade policy of the repository
maintainers :)


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