Jun 15, 2016

How to manually update Ubuntu?

I'm new to Linux and Ubuntu, and I'm still learning my way around the OS. How can I manually update Ubuntu?
To add to Cranskyso's suggestion you should also remove the leftover packages from previous updates. Found a well written explanation from Liberian Geek.

"The autoremove option is used to remove packages that were automatically installed to satisfy dependencies for some programs that are no longer needed. It’s always good to remove unneeded packages from your system. It is also used to remove older system’s kernels that are no longer needed.

So, the most efficient way to manually update packages in Ubuntu is to update those software packages that need them as well as remove all unwanted dependencies from your system. To do that, you run the commands below.
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade && sudo apt-get autoremove" https://www.liberiangeek.net/2013/06/what-is-the-most-efficient-way-to-manually-update-ubuntu/
Type this command in terminal: sudo apt-get update
Thanks Crankyso and Sveta.
Answer this