This question is probably already asked but I could not find clear answer. I am using Lubuntu 13. 10. How do I fully update via terminal? I do:

sudo apt-get update -y
sudo apt-get upgrade -y
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

Will these commands update my whole system? If I download an outdated app, will it be updated from these commands?


Yes the above will upgrade all installed packages including any installed using apt-get but not any you installed by compiling from source.

How do I update Ubuntu manually?

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  • I dont understand the : but not any you have installed by compiling from source. – theowner997 Feb 1 '14 at 15:49
  • @user226755 If you don't understand what that means don't worry, you haven't (compiled any from source). help.ubuntu.com/community/CompilingEasyHowTo – haziz Feb 1 '14 at 15:51
  • So it wont update programs that are not "signed" ? – theowner997 Feb 1 '14 at 15:53
  • I installed Skype , using the package from the official page, will it update yes or no? – theowner997 Feb 1 '14 at 15:54
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    @theowner997 It has nothing to do with signing. Some Unix and Linux users opt to compile programs from source code. Don't worry about it. If you really want to understand what that means you can follow the link I provided. help.ubuntu.com/community/CompilingEasyHowTo – haziz Feb 1 '14 at 15:55

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