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Unattended Upgrades Level 3

Postby DaAwesomeP » Sat Apr 12, 2014 12:14 pm

I'm sending a computer dressed up like XP to a person who's technological ability ends after the power button and Firefox. I have set up unattended-upgrades, but it is only updating levels one and two. I know that those two in plain sight commented out could be the ones, but I am hesitant to uncomment them without verification that they aren't levels four and five

Thanks!

My /etc/apt.conf.d/50unattended-upgrades:

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// Automatically upgrade packages from these (origin:archive) pairs
Unattended-Upgrade::Allowed-Origins {
   "${distro_id}:${distro_codename}-stable";
   "${distro_id}:${distro_codename}-security";
   "${distro_id}:${distro_codename}-updates";
//   "${distro_id}:${distro_codename}-proposed";
//   "${distro_id}:${distro_codename}-backports";
};

// List of packages to not update
Unattended-Upgrade::Package-Blacklist {
//   "vim";
//   "libc6";
//   "libc6-dev";
//   "libc6-i686";
};

// This option allows you to control if on a unclean dpkg exit
// unattended-upgrades will automatically run
//   dpkg --force-confold --configure -a
// The default is true, to ensure updates keep getting installed
Unattended-Upgrade::AutoFixInterruptedDpkg "true";

// Split the upgrade into the smallest possible chunks so that
// they can be interrupted with SIGUSR1. This makes the upgrade
// a bit slower but it has the benefit that shutdown while a upgrade
// is running is possible (with a small delay)
Unattended-Upgrade::MinimalSteps "true";

// Install all unattended-upgrades when the machine is shuting down
// instead of doing it in the background while the machine is running
// This will (obviously) make shutdown slower
//Unattended-Upgrade::InstallOnShutdown "true";

// Send email to this address for problems or packages upgrades
// If empty or unset then no email is sent, make sure that you
// have a working mail setup on your system. A package that provides
// 'mailx' must be installed. E.g. "user@example.com"
//Unattended-Upgrade::Mail "root";

// Set this value to "true" to get emails only on errors. Default
// is to always send a mail if Unattended-Upgrade::Mail is set
//Unattended-Upgrade::MailOnlyOnError "true";

// Do automatic removal of new unused dependencies after the upgrade
// (equivalent to apt-get autoremove)
//Unattended-Upgrade::Remove-Unused-Dependencies "false";

// Automatically reboot *WITHOUT CONFIRMATION* if a
// the file /var/run/reboot-required is found after the upgrade
//Unattended-Upgrade::Automatic-Reboot "false";


// Use apt bandwidth limit feature, this example limits the download
// speed to 70kb/sec
//Acquire::http::Dl-Limit "70";

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Re: Unattended Upgrades Level 3

Postby karlchen » Sat Apr 12, 2014 3:38 pm

Hello, DaAwesomeP.

You are on the absolutely wrong track.

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//   "${distro_id}:${distro_codename}-proposed";
//   "${distro_id}:${distro_codename}-backports";
are unrelated to the security levels in which mintUpdate divides the available software updates.

Proposed software is actually pre-release software, beta versions.
Backports are software products which have been backported from a newer Linux Mint versions to older Linux Mint versions. E.g. Cinnamon 2.0.14 was developped for Mint 16. Later on it was backported and made available on Mint 13, too.

In case your Mint only installs updates of security levels 1 and 2, launch mintUpdate and activate level 3, too, by making it "visible" and marking it as "safe" for installation.

Kind regards,
Karl
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Re: Unattended Upgrades Level 3

Postby DaAwesomeP » Sat Apr 12, 2014 7:01 pm

karlchen wrote:In case your Mint only installs updates of security levels 1 and 2, launch mintUpdate and activate level 3, too, by making it "visible" and marking it as "safe" for installation.

I'm not talking about the built-in update GUI app. It correctly shows levels 1 through 3 and I can manually update everything OK from there. I am using the unattended-upgrades package. I know it (the unattended-upgrades daemon) is only updating levels 1 and 2 because the normal Mint Update GUI pops up with only level 3 packages listed. The level 1 and 2 packages were installed automatically with unattended-upgrades. I want unattended-upgrades to update level 3 as well as 1 and 2. What do i need to add to my configuration?


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