How to upgrade all packages?

Last Updated on: 18th November 2016, 09:49 pm


You can do it in a few ways:

1. System Upgrade (recommended)
a. Open Menu-> System-> System Upgrade or the System Upgrade icon on the desktop’s panel.
b. Simply click “OK” button to upgrade the system now.

System Upgrade


2. Text console

a. Run text console and type:

password for root:
apt-get update
apt-get dist-upgrade
apt-get install -f


After packages upgrading / installation clean the system:
apt-get autoremove
apt-get autoclean


3. Sparky APTus

a. Open Menu-> System-> Sparky-APTus
b. Run “Update and Upgrade” tab -> Update package list.
c. Run “Update and Upgrade” tab -> Fully upgrade the system.
d. Run “Fix Broken” tab -> Fix broken packages via APT.

Sparky APTus


4. Synaptic
a. Open Menu-> Applications-> Administration-> Synaptic Package Manager
b. Click “Reload” button first, then “Mark All Upgrades” and “Apply”


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