Hi everyone sorry for a dumb question, but how do I update the system using apt-get. I know that if I type sudo apt-get update, it updates the list of packages available, but how do I then use that updated list to upgrade any packages that are out of date? At first glance, it's absurd to separate the methods if both must be called to accomplish the desired function, to actually replace the old packages with the new ones.
Packages currently installed with new versions available are retrieved and upgraded; under no circumstances are currently installed packages removed, or packages not already installed retrieved and installed.won't upgrade to a new OS, but will upgrade to a new kernel (common enough) or a different set of dependencies (common enough) or remove dependencies that don't matter after an upgrade (also common).If you're on a home or office system, most of the time you want @user22180 that's a very intelligent question.In this example, it's straightforward ("torcs"), but that's not always the case. One way of finding the name of the binary is to look at what files the package has installed in "/usr/bin".