View Full Version : [ubuntu] Automatic security updates on an Ubuntu server not working?

June 7th, 2012, 12:38 PM

I am messing around with some Ubuntu Server-installations (12.04) in Virtualbox just to learn about server administration. I've been running a server for a week now (24/7) and it all runs fine.

I just rebooted the installation and when I log back in I see a message saying:

37 packages can be updated.
15 updates are security updates.

When I installed the server however, I selected "Install security updates automatically". How can it then be, that there are still 15 security updates that haven't been applied?

Also, how often would you suggest I run an "apt-get update/apt-get upgrade"? What do I need to take in mind when upgrading?

All tips are welcome!

June 8th, 2012, 03:22 PM
a little bump.. Does anybody have any idea?