Confession of a late devops

I must confess that I’m a late devops. In the company I work there’s a lot of servers to manage, that absolutely no one gives a shit, only me. As I’m involved full-time on a project, I haven’t had time to upgrade the servers to be safe from latest threats (openssl, shellshock, wget).

Today I upgraded every server. The majority still runs Debian Squeeze. When I issued a

apt-get update && apt-get upgrade

Boom. No upgrades available.

The Long-term support

Debian 6 was declared a LTS release by Debian team. But to have the long-term suport packages you must include an APT repository, so:

vi /etc/apt/sources.list

and include the following line:

# Squeeze Long-term Support
deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian squeeze-lts main non-free contrib

after this you can:

apt-get update && apt-get upgrade

Now you can be happy again, not feeling guilty.


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