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How to only install security updates [duplicate]

Is it possible to only install the security updates. If this is possible it needs to be done on several servers and ubuntu virtual machines (Manually in command line) . I already tried a few ...
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Which is actual difference between package update and security updates? [duplicate]

This is probably a real noob question... I would like to understand what the "updates" alerts I get when logging onto my Lubuntu box actually mean. When I read: 35 packages can be updated. 22 ...
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Updating Only Security patches on Ubuntu [duplicate]

How do i update only key security patches on ubuntu not the regular softwares command line
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How do I check only security updates from the command-line?

Is there a way to quickly check for the availability of security updates from the command line? On my 12.04 system running apt-get update fetches 20MB of data about available packages every time I ...
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How to make my server email me when there are security updates?

There's obviously a way to check to see when an update is a security update. I often get greeted by a motd that says "there are N security updates." What I'd like to do is have my server email me a ...
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How do I get security updates for restricted/partner packages?

I want to perform just security updates on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, keeping the rest of the system unchanged. I need to do this from the command line, no the GUI update manager. I have implemented the ...
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How to speed up `apt-get upgrade`? My network is slow

I wanted to upgrade faster. I already tried the apt-get update command. As my network connection is slow, I couldn't be able to finish it. After 49% I stopped the process by hitting Ctrl+Z.
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Difference between Ubuntu LTS and normal version in terms of packages offered

We have couple of Ubuntu based instances running Php. Then on developer side we have almost same type instance. So if on server we use php 5.6 and mysql 5.5.4 on 14.04 Ubuntu LTS then we use the ...
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Update security updates only

Could someone please help me with updating security packages only. I have some Linux knowledge, but I want to be sure I do not update the PHP version during any updates. Any help would be ...
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what is the best way to upgrade security patches on ubuntu 14.04

I am trying to upgrade security patches on production boxes. Need to know how can i plan this activity. I also need to make sure that in case something is wrong then how do i roll the updates.
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Does Canonical Livepatch push updates

I was reading this blog http://insights.ubuntu.com/2016/10/31/dirty-cow-was-livepatched-in-ubuntu-within-hours-of-publication/ that explained how Livepatch users got the dirty cow fix really quickly. ...
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Inconsistency between unattended-upgrade and debsecan

To install security updates automatically I use unattended-upgrade: $ sudo unattended-upgrade -d | tail -1 No packages found that can be upgraded unattended and no pending auto-removals I also tried ...
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Get Security Updates Delta, and install them

I am writing a script that is supposed to run every day to check if there are any new security updates for Ubuntu. If there are, it will make a list of those updates, it will download them, and then ...
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How can I install a security updates before a given date?

How can I install just security updates from the command line? The above question does a good job of describing how to do security updates only. Is there a way to install all security updates that ...
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Limited download for updates

As we travel quite a lot, often we are limited to Caravan site networks with only 50Mb downloads permitted. Currently I'm being told I need 66.7Mb of updates. Is there a way using Synaptic I can ...