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[vox] dselect vs. apt-get? (was: upgrade mutt
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[vox] dselect vs. apt-get? (was: upgrade mutt



I don't use Debian, so I must ask: how's `dselect` and `apt-get`
different?  Thanks in adv!

-Mark

On Sun, 6 Jan 2002, Peter Jay Salzman wrote:

> don't use apt-get update.   use dselect update.  that way you'll update
> both dselect and apt-get's knowledge of available packages at the same
> time.
>
> pete
>
> begin Ajay <os2man@psynet.net>
> > * Henry House <hajhouse@houseag.com> [020105 14:07], about
> >
> > :Thanks for passing this along. Debian put out an advisory as well:
> >
> > 	Yeah, everyone was a little vague on how the exploit could be used
> > though, I guess that's how people are nowadays, but it's a little annoying.
> > Since it said address code, I guess it has something to do with people
> > putting really long addresses and whatnot.   (I just like to know if my
> > normal habits would tend to encounter security-related bugs or what.)
> >
> > But anyways/whatever..
> >
> >
> > :If you have 'deb http://security.debian.org/ stable/updates main' (the
> > :distribution site for security updates) in /etc/apt/sources.list on all your
> >
> > That's a Definite must-have line, I agree.  I think these updates don't
> > always go into place in the regular distribution until an rx rel (eg 2.2r5),
> > or if they do go in before that, it's a little slower.
> >
> > :Debian systems, you may do an 'apt-get update; apt-get install mutt' to fetch
> > :the fixed version. The fix is NOT in Woody or Sid yet, only Potato (stable).
> >
> > 	On this note, I usually recommend doing the apt-get update && \
> > apt-get upgrade, in this case the benefit would be they would've caught the
> > Exim security update too.  (As applicable.)
> >
> > If you're following potato (stable), and aren't looking at any outside deb
> > repositories, you'll only be receiving security updates that way.
> >
> > HTH!
> >
> > 	-Ajay
>
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