How to find bugs in updates

apt-listbugs displayed within the terminal

As many us may know, updating out systems is important. Usually an update patches a bug. That bug could simply be a function error or a security flaw.

With Debian systems, you can find out these bugs easily with a small download via the terminal. This download will help you list the bugs, whether they are outstanding or not, and what error could have occurred should the bug be allowed to exist.

The install is called apt-listbugs.

To install apt-listbugs into Debian based distros, type the following into your terminal:

sudo apt install apt-listbugs -y

Once you have this installed, when you update or upgrade your system, you will get a final bug check of all upgrades and updates before they are installed. You will get to make the final call as to whether or not these items are parsed onto your system.

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