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    Updating system using sudo apt-get

    Hi everyone

    sorry for a dumb question, but how do I update the system using apt-get.
    I know that if I type sudo apt-get update, it updates the list of packages available, but how do I then use that updated list to upgrade any packages that are out of date?

    I know I could go to update manager and let that do the updating, but where is the fun in that?

    Oops, almost forgot. I'm running Ubuntu 11.10 i386.
    Glenn.

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    Re: Updating system using sudo apt-get

    Code:
    sudo apt-get upgrade
    will then upgrade the packages.

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    Re: Updating system using sudo apt-get

    That did it, thanks.

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    Arrow Re: Updating system using sudo apt-get

    i didnt think that this would be a normal post seeing as Linux users are used to binary code. Saying thanks for the others though.

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    Re: Updating system using sudo apt-get

    Code:
    sudo apt-get upgrade
    Before running this you should always:

    Code:
    sudo apt-get update
    ... first.

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    Re: Updating system using sudo apt-get

    Quote Originally Posted by jerrrys View Post
    Or to make it easier with one command:
    Code:
    sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get upgrade
    or
    Code:
    sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade
    Either will work fine.
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