Manually Run Linux Updates

    I've been playing on an Ubuntu machine recently which was not set to automatically update.  The following commands will acquire the updates and install them.  First run:

    sudo apt-get update

    You will be prompted for an elevated account password which will then be followed by a list of sites, sources and packages scrolling up your screen.  At the end, you should see "Reading package lists... Done" at which point, run the following:

    sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

    You are likely to receive a message and question regarding disk space usage for the new updates, select Y if you have enough disk space.  After a minute or many minutes (depending on the last time you updated), you will be returned to the command prompt.  Your updates have been completed.



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