During the last weeks whether to include or not include automatic updates is being debated in the Debian community, something that would improve the distribution even more but also has its drawbacks.
Currently, if a user wants to update his Debian, he will have to do it manually or press the "Ok" button of the graphical software managers that the desktops have, but there is no installation option without our consent, something for which Debian and Gnu / Linux stand out above the rest.
But today, operating systems tend not to bother the user with so many updates and therefore it is seen as something positive to incorporate or have automatic updates that do not bother the user.
New versions of Debian might not be liked by sysadmins if they have automatic updates
Many developers like Steve McIntyre are in agreement with implementing this new update system, but there is a part that is contrary and that possibly determines in this change. And is that Debian server sysadmins might not be comfortable with this decision.
This displeasure is due to the fact that certain updates will ask for a restart of the computer and therefore could turn off the server and annoy the network, something harmful for computers that act as servers. Debian like CentOS are two major distributions in the server world and automatic updates could cause servers to stop using Debian.
In any case, automatic updates will come if Debian developers and users want it, but most likely are not as automatic as we would like or it will not be a new standard function, but it seems that it will be an extra function, a quite interesting function for the most novice users and that could help more than one administrator Do not you think?