Upgrading all packages

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Reason: get new features and security improvements.

Before you upgrade please read these simple rules for upgrading.

Different ways to upgrade:

apt-get

  • First update the list of packages that are available from the repository:
apt-get update 
  • Upgrade the packages existing on the system with this command (no new package gets installed)
apt-get upgrade

Please make sure you carefully read the prompts before answering yes.

Synaptic

  1. Reload -- this updates the list of packages available from Debian and MEPIS servers
  2. Click "Mark all upgrades"
  3. Click "Apply"

KPackage

  1. KPackage menu -> Special -> Apt:Debian -> Update -- this updates the list of packages available from Debian and MEPIS servers
  2. KPackage menu -> Special -> Apt:Debian -> Upgrade
  3. Enter password when asked

WARNING: Don't do an "apt-get dist-upgrade" or "smart upgrade" in Synaptic unless you know what you are doing. Read more here.


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