I want to install updates in my system if they've been submitted in repo for at least 2 weeks.

I know the settings in software & update, but they don't quite meet my requirements.

software & updates settings

Is there anyway to achieve something like this

sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade where release_date < (Date.Now - 15 days)
  • Why do you want this feature?
    – sudodus
    Oct 2, 2017 at 9:31
  • @sudodus, I want to keep a buffer time so if there are any bugs on the freshly released updates, they'll get fixed. I know that's highly improbable, but still I'd like to know if there is an option. Oct 2, 2017 at 9:38
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    If you stay with an LTS release, the updates will be extra carefully tested, and the risk is small. (I don't know if/how you can delay the updates 15 days, but let us hope that someone else can help you.)
    – sudodus
    Oct 2, 2017 at 9:56
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    Some updates are important security updates. Let the system update normally and if you get a buggy update roll it back. It's not hard to do it that way, and your system will be more secure.
    – karel
    Oct 2, 2017 at 10:24
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    @karel, thank you. linux mint introduced this feature in their software update manager, so there must be a way. Oct 3, 2017 at 10:42


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