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kung fu buntu
June 1st, 2008, 10:16 PM
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

brian_p
June 2nd, 2008, 12:30 AM
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?

kung fu buntu
June 2nd, 2008, 01:08 AM
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...

cdenley
June 2nd, 2008, 08:09 PM
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.