proper approach to maintaining a VyOS system

What is the right way to do this? Do I need to run apt-get update, apt-get dist-upgrade occaisionally to update the Debian part of the system? Or, do I just install the new VyOS releases as they come out? What about security patches from Debian?

I ask because I did a dist-upgrade on a VyOS 1.0.3 system. It installed a few things, but after that it wouldn’t boot. Some message about a problem with the Debian live image. I had to roll back to a previous VyOS image.



You should not run ‘apt-get dist-upgrade’ if you added any repos other than vyos repos for the correct version.

The supported upgrade procedure is “add system image $URL”. We make new images for maintenance releases when security issues or bugs are discovered.