Ubuntu Server Security Updates Only

Today’s quick tip is actually a lesser-known way of keeping up your security updates, but doing so without the very buggy unattended-upgrades package for Ubuntu server. Here’s a lesser known way to patch your system that’s less buggy. You’re experiences may vary.

When running updates in an attended state, such as using apt or running the updater, you’ll notice you are prompted to upgrade everything. However, you’ll also notice that in the updates settings that the default is to install security updates automatically. This is awesome…but what about on Ubuntu server – remember, unattended-upgrades doesn’t always work well on all systems. (Read the rest)