Upgrading over ssh and connection failure

Nils Kassube kassube at gmx.net
Sun Aug 12 15:40:42 UTC 2018

Nils Kassube wrote:
> Colin Law wrote:
> > I have several systems that I access via ssh.  When I upgrade using
> > apt upgrade is there a danger of the upgrade seriously messing up if
> > the connection goes down in the middle of the operation, while
> > upgrading the kernel for example?  When I say say seriously messing
> > up I mean something like ending up with a non-bootable system.
> You should install the package "screen". If it finds the screen
> application, the upgrade command starts a screen session and you can
> continue an interrupted upgrade if you can connect to the machine
> again. It saved me a lot of work when I once accidentally broke the
> connection.

Please ignore the nonsense above - I mixed up apt upgrade with the 
release upgrade. I'm sorry if I created some confusion.


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