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Postby niculelu » 2018-08-08 12:08

hi,
what is the best way to apply updates?
boot in single user mode then service networking start and apt-get update or from multiuser mode with apt-get update?
is it safe from multiuser mode with application shutdown?
tnx
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Re: upgrade

Postby Head_on_a_Stick » 2018-08-08 12:10

Updates from multi-user mode are fine, just pay attention to the output and don't blindly accept the suggestions.
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Re: upgrade

Postby debiman » 2018-08-11 11:32

niculelu wrote:hi,
what is the best way to apply updates?
boot in single user mode then service networking start and apt-get update or from multiuser mode with apt-get update?
is it safe from multiuser mode with application shutdown?
tnx

please be aware that "update" will only update the list of available software, not the software itself.
to upgrade all installed software to its newest version (something i heartily recommend to do regularly, to anyone running debian stable) you need another
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apt upgrade
after the update.

and yes, it's fine to do that from multiuser mode, even from a graphical terminal emulator.
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Re: upgrade

Postby scruffyeagle » 2018-09-01 07:01

Let's see if I have this right:

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apt-get update
- updates the list of available software, and
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apt upgrade
- updates the software as per the list?
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Re: upgrade

Postby Wheelerof4te » 2018-09-01 09:21

^Yes.
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