Friday 7 December 2012

Managing my ubuntu security patches

I use ubuntu server as my key linux development environment.  It is fairly up to date and today in fact that is the topic of my post.  Many a time Ubuntu tells me that there is a whole bunch of updates that I have to install and I dont have the patience to figure out which ones are needed and why.  While I have always wanted to get the security updates installed, I really didnt want to install all the updates.

That is when I found out the gem of a command, unattended-upgrade.  Just issuing this from time to time took care of installing all the security updates and let me decide what I want to install later.  

sudo unattended-upgrade

Hope this post will help you also address this simple but essential update need on your ubuntu instances.