If this is true, what are the instances? Are there particular steps needed to be taken when dealing with servers while upgrading systems?

  • Are you upgrading your system, and if so, how is this related to removing obsolete packages? Could you give a bit of background or more explanation? – Eate May 13 at 21:25
  • Yes, I'm upgrading my system to Ubuntu 18.04. At the end, it asks to remove a number of obsolete packages. I just want to be certain if removing them won't cause any issues. And if so how can you do this later on? Is "sudo apt-get autoremove " enough for this purpose? – softwareexchange May 13 at 21:55
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    No, it shouldn't cause any issues. Yes, you can also autoremove them later. – GabrielaGarcia May 14 at 6:36

As @GabrielaGarcia said in a comment, this should not cause any issues. These packages are unused and unnecessary, and can be removed without any issue.

Edit: Yes, sudo apt autoremove (or apt-get autoremove) will also autoremove obsolete packages similar to this automatic prompt when upgrading.

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