[Whonix-devel] [qubes-devel] Why gets unattended-upgrades installed after Debian jessie -> Debian stretch upgrade?
unman at thirdeyesecurity.org
Tue Feb 7 15:08:25 CET 2017
On Tue, Feb 07, 2017 at 02:25:12AM +0000, Unman wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 06, 2017 at 01:19:00PM +0000, Patrick Schleizer wrote:
> > The unattended-upgrades was not installed on my Debian jessie system.
> > After upgrading to Debian stretch, the package unattended-upgrades got
> > installed. 'reverse-depends unattended-upgrades'  did not make me any
> > wiser. There must be a gap of my apt knowledge. Can anyone shed light on
> > this please?
> > Best regards,
> > Patrick
> > 
> > Reverse-Recommends
> > ==================
> > * education-common
> > * python3-software-properties
> > Reverse-Depends
> > ===============
> > * parl-desktop
> > * plinth
> > Packages without architectures listed are reverse-dependencies in:
> > amd64, arm64, armel, armhf, hurd-i386, i386, kfreebsd-amd64,
> > kfreebsd-i386, mips, mips64el, mipsel, powerpc, ppc64el, s390x
> I remember a thread last year saying that unattended-upgrades should be
> installed by default, and enabled. I guess that is what you're seeing
> here Patrick.
> This was on debian-devel - I thought it related to d-i but it may be
> brought in as default package on dist-upgrade.
> have a look here:
I was, as so often, wrong. It's pulled in as a recommend from
python3-software-properties which is being installed as part of upgrade.
Turn off Recommends and it isnt installed.
I think that follows from gnome-packagekit being installed, and pulling
in software-properties-gtk, which pulls software-properties-common and
So turn off Recommends/Suggests or review installs before upgrading.
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