How to update packages on your Debian GNU/Linux system.

The packages on your Debian system must be kept up to date to ensure the security concerns are addressed. Use this command to install any pending updates.

sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get upgrade

The Debian user may also use this command.

sudo aptitude update; sudo aptitude safe-upgrade

Both of these commands will update all of the software on a Debian system to the latest versions.

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