When running latest version of Tails (currently 1.1.2) on a USB drive, should you or should you not use "sudo apt-get upgrade" in a terminal to upgrade the components of the Tails instance? If you do run the upgrade, will it [the upgrade] persist after reboot? (I'm thinnking not; I'll have to try it and see.) Also, will configuring persistent volume affect this one way or another? (I'm thinnking not; I'll have to try it and see.) Thanks.
No, you don't need to upgrade your system by typing sudo apt(-get) upgrade but use the auto update (every 6 weeks) from the Tails Upgrader.
see faq of tails: https://tails.boum.org/support/faq/index.en.html#index10h2
and search for: Should I update Tails using apt-get or Synaptic?
Based on my testing of Tails 1.1.2, it appears that:
sudo apt-get updatethen
sudo apt-get upgradedoes update the currently running instance of Tails. (in this case, today,
- The update does not persist on my USB drive after reboot. (I can again update
bashagain after reboot.)
- Configuring a persistent volume does not affect persistence of update after reboot.
- Unless some vulnerability is inadvertently introduced during the update process, I don't see why the current instance of Tails should not be updated.
Please correct me if I misunderstand any of the above.