On Wed, 2004-12-15 at 20:14 +0000, Gareth Eason wrote:
[ snip ]
> Debian: `apt-get update && apt-get dist-upgrade` (bit more to type,
> but apt is pretty clever - but still you must wait for the update to
> complete and confirm (by pressing 'Y') that you wish to upgrade the
Actually, you can just hit enter, as 'Y' is usually default, but if
that's still too much effort for you....
-y, --yes, --assume-yes
Automatic yes to prompts; assume "yes" as answer to all prompts
and run non-interactively. If an undesirable situation, such as
changing a held package or removing an essential package occurs
then apt-get will abort.
Configuration Item: APT::Get::Assume-Yes.
There are also handy utils like apticron which will perform an update,
download the packages for you and mail the changelogs to you each day.
The amount of effort required by you then is `apt-get -y upgrade' (or
just `apt-get upgrade' if you have forced assume-yes
in /etc/apt/preferences or through some other means).
> Best regards,
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