Question about updates

Rashkae ubuntu at
Fri Aug 26 20:43:51 UTC 2011

On 08/26/2011 04:05 PM, Daniel Patrick Sullivan wrote:
> Hi, Ubuntu Users,
> Please forgive me if this is somewhat of a noob quesion but I googled
> pretty extensively and I can't seem to get a definitive answer on
> this.  So I am checking with the user community just to be use.
> Basically I have a Ubunutu 10.04 LTS server that I *only* want to
> apply security updates to.  Is this a generally "accepted" method to
> apply *only* security updates?
> 1) copy /etc/apt/sources.list to /etc/apt/, and
> remove all lines except "deb
> lucid-security main restricted universe multiverse"
> 2) sudo apt-get upgrade -o Dir::Etc::SourceList=/etc/apt/
Is this a one-time event, or something you want to do 

If you intend to use this as your update policy going forward, then 
simply edit the sources.list file and comment out the lucid-updates 
repository.  (Leave the lucid-security repository uncommented, of course)

Don't forget to run apt-get update before you apt-get upgrade, either way.

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