[SOLVED] No update for Stretch 9.2

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[SOLVED] No update for Stretch 9.2

Postby linuxsat » 2017-11-24 09:18

Hello,

I installed stretch with kde Desktop on my Laptop (Dell Latitude 5480) two weeks ago. I'am a bit astonished that no update was proposed since?
So I perform the following tests which seems to indicate that no update are available is that true?

1)check the souce.list file here it is
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$more /etc/apt/sources.list
#

# deb cdrom:[Official Debian GNU/Linux Live 9.2.0 kde 2017-10-07T16:31]/ stretch main

#deb cdrom:[Official Debian GNU/Linux Live 9.2.0 kde 2017-10-07T16:31]/ stretch main

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

deb http://security.debian.org/debian-security stretch/updates main contrib non-free
deb-src http://security.debian.org/debian-security stretch/updates main contrib non-free

# stretch-updates, previously known as 'volatile'
deb http://ftp.fr.debian.org/debian/ stretch-updates main contrib non-free
deb-src http://ftp.fr.debian.org/debian/ stretch-updates main contrib non-free
$


2) do an apt-get update
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$ sudo apt-get update
[sudo] password for toor:
Ign:1 http://ftp.fr.debian.org/debian stretch InRelease
Hit:2 http://ftp.fr.debian.org/debian stretch-updates InRelease                 
Ign:3 http://deb.debian.org/debian stretch InRelease                                     
Hit:4 http://deb.debian.org/debian stretch Release                                       
Hit:5 http://ftp.fr.debian.org/debian stretch Release                                     
Hit:6 http://security.debian.org/debian-security stretch/updates InRelease             
Reading package lists... Done                     
$


3) check for an apt-get upgrade
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$ sudo apt-get -s upgrade
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
Calculating upgrade... Done
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
$


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Re: No update for Stretch 9.2

Postby Head_on_a_Stick » 2017-11-24 10:39

linuxsat wrote:I installed stretch with kde Desktop on my Laptop (Dell Latitude 5480) two weeks ago. I'am a bit astonished that no update was proposed since?

This is quite normal for Debian stable, only critical security fixes are applied and that's why it's called "stable" — the name has nothing to do with reliability, that is just a useful side-effect of the unchanging package versions.

I prefer Debian stable on the family laptops precisely because of the very low maintenance overhead involved, I'm sure this is the case for most Debian users.
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Re: No update for Stretch 9.2

Postby Ardouos » 2017-11-24 15:51

AFAIK KDE installs unattended-upgrades. Check if it is install and running updates for you.

You can check if apt is installing upgrades in its log.
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cat /var/log/apt/history.log | tail


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Re: No update for Stretch 9.2

Postby None1975 » 2017-11-24 16:25

Hello. You can made subscription to Debian mailing list. The security team informs the users about security problems by posting security advisories about Debian packages on this list.
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Re: No update for Stretch 9.2

Postby Bulkley » 2017-11-24 16:59

linuxsat wrote:I installed stretch with kde Desktop on my Laptop (Dell Latitude 5480) two weeks ago. I'am a bit astonished that no update was proposed since?


Why? What were you expecting? You now have a release that is good for a couple of years. All it needs is occasional security fixes as they arise. Being able to boast about having the latest cutting edge shiny new stuff requires learning how to do it without messing up your system. For example, I have several browsers including Firefox 57 running in my user space without any part installed in root. I can experiment with various software programs without messing up my Debian Stable installation. There's a learning curve; just pushing buttons is a recipe for trouble.
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Re: No update for Stretch 9.2

Postby stevepusser » 2017-11-26 03:18

There have been quite a few security updates to packages in Stretch in the past few weeks; so either you aren't using them or you're getting upgrades automatically...something which seems pretty presumptuous of KDE if it's true.

You could check the security mailing list for recent updates and then use
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apt policy <package>


to see if they are available to you.
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Re: No update for Stretch 9.2

Postby linuxsat » 2017-12-05 09:04

Thanks for all your answers and very usefull commands and comments.
There was some updates since my last post and finally all work well!

A word about what's motivated my question.
In fact, I used various linux distributions over the years: red hat, mandrke, suse and, the last decade,
kubuntu in its LTS version (which is still on my home lcomputer), the updates was pretty frequent on all that distributions,
so I was affraid that something was wrong.

Thanks again.
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