[clug] monitoring number of updates available on debian/ubuntu

Carlo Hamalainen carlo.hamalainen at gmail.com
Tue Jul 20 19:05:00 MDT 2010

On Tue, Jul 20, 2010 at 2:58 PM, jeff <jeffm at ghostgun.com> wrote:
>  I'm looking for a means to tell how many packages, if any, are available to
> be installed on a debian based system.

Just wanted to add to this thread a one liner from my bashrc which is
somewhat relevant:

alias aptitudesecurityupdates='sudo aptitude safe-upgrade -t
`lsb_release -cs`-security'

This installs just security updates. I try to avoid upgrading anything
unnecessary on my production systems.


Carlo Hamalainen

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