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Best practices for updating?


#1

What are the best practices for updating and maintaining the Whonix Gateway? How often should I run apt-get update and apt-get upgrade?


#2

Hi rob75

You should update both Whonix-Workstation and Whonix-Gateway at least once a day

https://whonix.org/wiki/Operating_System_Software_and_Updates#Standard_Upgrade_Steps

At least once a day users should update the system package lists [4] with the latest version information on new and updated packages that are available for download


#3

Also keep an eye on our forums in case there is a security problem in apt/Tor/the kernel that may need special/urgent upgrade instructions.


#4

What about how to do the upgrade itself? Can I keep using the workstation while apt-get upgrade is working?


#5

I’m not sure I understand your question. Do you mean just running sudo apt-get dist-upgrade by itself?

Of course. Waiting for apt to finish is not necessary. :wink:


#6

https://www.whonix.org/wiki/Install_Software#Best_Practices