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I can't find anything on Google that could help me to use aptitude to install only security updates using command line on Ubuntu.

I tried this: but it installed everything and not only the security updates!

How can I just install security updates?

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migrated from Apr 12 '10 at 14:02

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Check and adjust /etc/apt/apt.conf.d/50unattended-upgrade . Did you replace 'karmic' with the code name of your Ubuntu?

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Hello, I will try that, sorry for my late response, I did not see my question was moved from stackoverflow to superuser :-) – Luc Jul 6 '10 at 12:52

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