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Is it possible to upgrade just a single package and its dependencies to their latest version?

I know its recommended to do a total upgrade, but when you are in a hurry or are in short of bandwidth, you can't take total upgrade as an option:

Example Scenario

I 've just added a new ppa of vlc...

Runs sudo apt-get upgrade; slow connection

Shows a huge estimate of time an bandwidth

Ctrl+C's it

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Thanks for the question, been wondering myself. – Oxwivi Dec 2 '11 at 15:56
up vote 5 down vote accepted

Try the following command in a terminal

sudo apt-get install vlc

This will also upgrade a single, already installed package.

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