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http://www.linuxquestions.org – Hi all, The apticron report for my Ubuntu VPS tells me... Quote: apticron report [Sun, 08 Dec 2013 09:34:11 -0500] ================== apticron has detected that some packages need upgrading on... The following packages are currently pending an upgrade: libcurl3 7.22.0-3ubuntu4.5 etc You can perform the upgrade by issuing the command: apt-get dist-upgrade Can anyone please tell me are the new packages recommended by apticron always tested and verified ie always safe so I can just run the command apt-get dist-upgrade or do I need to investigate the new (HowTos)