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Debian 9 no new updates

Postby silvi.kolumcaj » 2017-12-04 09:15

Hello guys,
I have a problem on my desktop running Debian 9 with Gnome. I have not received any new package updates in over 1 month. I run apt clean all && apt update and I still get no new updates and this has been going for over 1 month. Any ideas what is wrong?
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Re: Debian 9 no new updates

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Re: Debian 9 no new updates

Postby silvi.kolumcaj » 2017-12-04 10:23

I have those lists my sources but still no updates
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Re: Debian 9 no new updates

Postby arochester » 2017-12-04 10:28

Can you copy and paste your sources list here, so we can look at it, please?
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Re: Debian 9 no new updates

Postby Bloom » 2017-12-04 11:11

Running apt update only refreshes your packages list but doesn't do any actual updates.

You need to add apt upgrade and even apt dist-upgrade to perform an actual package update.
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apt update && apt upgrade && apt dist-upgrade


For Debian 9, you could even do it without the system stopping and asking for permission:
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apt update && apt -y upgrade && apt -y dist-upgrade


I wouldn't recommend that for Debian Testing or Debian Sid.
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Re: Debian 9 no new updates

Postby silvi.kolumcaj » 2017-12-04 12:53

arochester wrote:Can you copy and paste your sources list here, so we can look at it, please?

yes I will send them later
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Re: Debian 9 no new updates

Postby silvi.kolumcaj » 2017-12-04 12:54

Bloom wrote:Running apt update only refreshes your packages list but doesn't do any actual updates.

You need to add apt upgrade and even apt dist-upgrade to perform an actual package update.
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apt update && apt upgrade && apt dist-upgrade


For Debian 9, you could even do it without the system stopping and asking for permission:
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apt update && apt -y upgrade && apt -y dist-upgrade


I wouldn't recommend that for Debian Testing or Debian Sid.

I also do that, but after I run apt update than apt list --upgradable shows 0 new updates
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Re: Debian 9 no new updates

Postby silvi.kolumcaj » 2017-12-04 16:17

arochester wrote:Can you copy and paste your sources list here, so we can look at it, please?

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#deb http://ftp.it.debian.org/debian/ stretch main contrib non-free
#deb-src http://ftp.it.debian.org/debian/ stretch main contrib non-free

deb [arch=amd64] http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ stretch main contrib non-free
deb-src [arch=amd64] http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ stretch main contrib non-free

deb [arch=amd64] http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ stretch-updates main contrib non-free
deb-src [arch=amd64] http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ stretch-updates main contrib non-free

deb [arch=amd64] http://security.debian.org/ stretch/updates main contrib non-free
deb-src [arch=amd64] http://security.debian.org/ stretch/updates main contrib non-free


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Re: Debian 9 no new updates

Postby Bulkley » 2017-12-04 17:46

To begin with, Debian Stable does not get regular updates. It does get security fixes as needed. It does not get upgrades. (Yes there was one notable exception due to a mistake.) Consequently, all one needs to do is:

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apt update && apt upgrade


Of course, do it as root. su and root password.

As to sources, most of us do not need source packages so the deb-src lines can be #'d out. Also, it is unlikely that you will get any changes to your contrib and non-free packages so you can # those too.
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Re: Debian 9 no new updates

Postby silvi.kolumcaj » 2017-12-04 18:05

Bulkley wrote:To begin with, Debian Stable does not get regular updates. It does get security fixes as needed. It does not get upgrades. (Yes there was one notable exception due to a mistake.) Consequently, all one needs to do is:

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apt update && apt upgrade


Of course, do it as root. su and root password.

As to sources, most of us do not need source packages so the deb-src lines can be #'d out. Also, it is unlikely that you will get any changes to your contrib and non-free packages so you can # those too.

Ok thanks, it just seemed strange to me that I haven received any updates in more than one month
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Re: Debian 9 no new updates

Postby arochester » 2017-12-04 18:07

As others have said, Stable does not get many updates - because it is Stable.

Your sources list does not too bad. But why...
1) The top line refers to "it" Italy and the other lines refer to the US Where is your location?
2) Do you need multiarch? For what purpose?
Arch-qualifying deb-src lines doesn't make any sense.
https://wiki.debian.org/Multiarch/HOWTO
3) Security only has main. There are no contrib and non-free
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Re: Debian 9 no new updates

Postby pylkko » 2017-12-04 19:03

Bloom wrote:
For Debian 9, you could even do it without the system stopping and asking for permission:


Also, if you are using GNOME as a desktop environment, according to the Debian wiki, unattended updates is installed by default

https://wiki.debian.org/UnattendedUpgrades wrote:As of Debian 9 (Stretch) both the unattended-upgrades and apt-listchanges packages are installed by default and upgrades are enabled with the GNOME desktop. Rudimentary configuration is accessible via the "Software & Updates" application
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Re: Debian 9 no new updates

Postby sunrat » 2017-12-05 00:52

silvi.kolumcaj wrote:Ok thanks, it just seemed strange to me that I haven received any updates in more than one month

There have been a few security upgrades in the last month. I maintain a record of them here, just copy/paste from the security mailing list - http://forums.scotsnewsletter.com/index ... 37&st=1350

It will help to run apt update && apt upgrade and post here what output shows from your console.

pylkko wrote:Also, if you are using GNOME as a desktop environment, according to the Debian wiki, unattended updates is installed by default

I imagine there would be a logfile for that.
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Re: Debian 9 no new updates

Postby linuxsat » 2017-12-08 07:03

Hi,
I had the same question with kde/debian. Finally it seems that this behavior is normal for the 'stable' version.
Some usefull comments are in the thread http://forums.debian.net/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=135397
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Re: Debian 9 no new updates

Postby None1975 » 2017-12-08 17:56

Hold on, guys. According [SUA 132-1] Upcoming Debian 9 Update (9.3). An update to Debian 9 is scheduled for Saturday, December 9th, 2017. As
of now it will include the following bug fixes. They can be found in "stretch-proposed-updates", which is carried by all official mirrors. Same goes to Debian Jessie (8.10).
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