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What is the difference between 'Update Manager' and terminal 'sudo apt-get update' in Linux?

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When I install any Software or tool in Linux by terminal it says you need to update using

sudo apt-get update

Then I get a list of upgrades available in my Linux.

What is the difference between 'Update Manager' and terminal 'sudo apt-get update'?

posted Apr 27, 2016 by anonymous

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1 Answer

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Most of the time, yes, the update manager is equal to apt-get update && apt-get upgrade.However, apt-get upgrade will not install packages like kernel upgrades that are optional but highly recommended, while Update Manager will. You have to use apt-get dist-upgrade for that, in which case you would have a true equivalent.

answer Apr 27, 2016 by Shivam Kumar Pandey
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