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    Upgrade packages whose urgency is critical?

    Is there any way to know which packages have their urgency set to a certain level, like critical or high, using apt tools?

    My idea is to get a daily list of packages which need to be upgraded ASAP.
    This would have been very usefull with the openssh/ssl severe exploit.

    I have no idea how this can be done using "apt-cache search"

    Thanks

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    Re: Upgrade packages whose urgency is critical?

    Quote Originally Posted by kung fu buntu View Post
    Is there any way to know which packages have their urgency set to a certain level, like critical or high, using apt tools?
    apt-listchanges, perhaps.

    My idea is to get a daily list of packages which need to be upgraded ASAP.
    This would have been very usefull with the openssh/ssl severe exploit.
    Why not just upgrade?
    Brian.

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    Re: Upgrade packages whose urgency is critical?

    Because I use Debian unstable... and it's not always easy to upgrade every package.
    There are things that break and there are bugs (shown by apt-bugs I think).

    So I can't keep all packages up to date...

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    Re: Upgrade packages whose urgency is critical?

    http://www.ubuntu.com/usn

    I have the RSS feed in my firefox toolbar. I guess this would be the debian equivalent.

    http://www.debian.org/security/#DSAS

    On servers, I usually disable everything but the security branch, then upgrade whenever there is a security notice that affects me.

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