Saturday, June 28, 2014

Linux Users Aren't Afraid Of Text Commands

I saw the Update Manager icon so it has to be that my computer needed some downloading to do. But as soon as I hit the button for Update, the Updater crashes. I tried to restart the GUI frontend for APT in Ubuntu Unity but again it crashes.

What does a Linux user do if the GUI wont work?

He tries the Terminal, of course.  So type CNTRL+ALT-T to get to the Gnome terminal with the blinking cursor. Then update the system by typing:

$ sudo apt-get update

Afterwards type:

$ sudo apt-get upgrade

If it offers upgrades then hit the enter button. In my case I have a few packages that APT wants to hold back. I noted these packages. Then hit the enter button to proceed with the upgrade.

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