This is an update to the "ddclient & squid" here
Ran into a new problem recently....though the need for SSL in squid on ubuntu is deprecated, by the fact that I'm slowly replacing this server with a FreeBSD server.
As a result, I don't pay attention to this ubuntu server as much as I used to, so I've configured unattended-upgrade. It was installed, but it didn't seem to do anything in that on other servers I'd log in to find that there are lots (40+) of patches available and more than half that are security. Since I came across how to configure it to do more than just security patches, including send me email and on some systems automatically reboot when necessary. (should've thought to see how unattended-upgrade is configured and doing such things in the Ubuntu AMI I have in AWS)
Since I got unattended-upgrade configured on this old server (32-bit Ubuntu Server, which I've heard they have a 12.04LTS download for??? They had said they dropped 32-bit server support, so there was version with 10.04LTS. So I couldn't upgrade and now I'm way past EOL, which is causing problems...probably need to hunt down the landscape and ubuntuone services and nuke them, instead of letting them degrade my server for being EOL.) I've also had to update packages on here from outside sources to keep things running, so guess I should work harder on abandoning this server.... Where it'll likely get reborn as [yet ]a[nother] FreeBSD server....along with the server that I think I have all the parts collected for it, but just need to sit down and put it together. It started as a mostly function pulled 1U server, in need of ... well either new fans or a new case.... I opted for the new case route. It also needed drives and memory. But, as a result of the new case route...aside from case/powersupply...it meant I would need to get heatsinks...since the passive ones based on the 1U case channeling air flow....would be hard to recreate in the tower case I went with. Its a huge tower case, given that its an E-ATX motherboard...yet it isn't a full tower (like the formerly windows machine called TARDIS...someday I'll work its regeneration....need money to buy all the bits and pieces that'll make that up, which I haven't fully worked out what those will be....or where it'll go since my dual 23" widescreen FreeBSD desktop has consumed all of the desk that it would've shared....and not really keen on the idea of a KVM for this situation. )
Anyways...every day I get an email from unattended-upgrade for this system.... with:
Unattended upgrade returned: True Packages that are upgraded: squid-common Packages with upgradable origin but kept back: squid squid-cgi Package installation log: Unattended-upgrades log: Initial blacklisted packages: Starting unattended upgrades script Allowed origins are: ["['Ubuntu', 'heron-security']", "['Ubuntu', 'heron-updates']"] package 'squid' upgradable but fails to be marked for upgrade (E:Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.) Packages that are upgraded: squid-common Writing dpkg log to '/var/log/unattended-upgrades/unattended-upgrades-dpkg_2013-07-06_08:05:42.056193.log' All upgrades installed
This is because of that quirk where even though I rebuilt my version with SSL, and kept it the same version...it wants to install its version to replace mine (of the same version). Which is why I did the hold thing.
I could do the alternative of add a string to make my version advance from current....though I suppose I won't unhold...so that unattended-upgrade won't upgrade should such a thing appear (unlikely since both the OS and squid are ancient...and there'll be no more updates.) But, the intent is to hopefully silence unattended-upgrade in this matter.
Though kind of surprised its still doing something....hmmm, guess there was a new security patch to squid 2.7 back on January 29, 2013....that I've been missing (suppose its already downloaded the update in its 'cache'....or the backend is still there, its just not getting updates beyond what's there....whatever, I think I'm down to one more service to move off....)