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I'm trying to upgrade my packages and there were some packages that were automatically installed and are no longer required. What should I do? I'm asked to use 'apt-get autoremove' to remove them, but are they important? Will removing them break something on my system?

The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
    linux-headers-3.13.0-24 linux-headers-3.13.0-24-generic
    linux-image-3.13.0-24-generic linux-image-extra-3.13.0-24-generic
Use 'apt-get autoremove' to remove them.
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.

marked as duplicate by Radu Rădeanu, Eric Carvalho, Luis Alvarado Jul 24 '14 at 17:28

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From man apt-get:

           autoremove is used to remove packages that were automatically installed to satisfy dependencies for other packages
           and are now no longer needed.

So, Don't worry, It is safe to auto-remove packages by following command:

sudo apt-get autoremove

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