Clean upgrade of Ubuntu

sudo sh -c "apt-get update;apt-get dist-upgrade;apt-get autoremove;apt-get autoclean"
Gets you the latest of everything, and removes any remaining junk. The "sh -c" part is so that you'll only run a single sh command, so you won't get asked more than once for the password.

By: l0b0
2010-08-13 16:12:18

What Others Think

This is a bad idea. Debian and Ubuntu recommend using aptitude. To autoclean automatically, just add "Aptitue::Autoclean-After-Update yes" to you ~/.aptitude/config file. aptitude should automatically remove unneeded packages. apt-get dist-upgrade can break your system if there is a bug in the dependencies of a package.
stubby · 557 weeks and 5 days ago
@stubby: I've used this for about three years now, without issues, on about ten machines (@home and work).
l0b0 · 512 weeks ago

What do you think?

Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

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