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Ubuntu Updates and Upgrades

Perform the following procedures to update packages or perform a distro upgrade on Ubuntu. Make backups before using these commands.

Display Linux version:

lsb_release -a

Kernel Version:

uname -mrs

Update installed packages:

sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade


sudo reboot

Remove Unused packages:

sudo apt --purge autoremove

Install the Update Manager:

sudo apt install update-manager-core

Upgrade to latest LTS version:

sudo do-release-upgrade

Upgrade to latest development version (if there is no LTS version update and you want the latest development version, careful it may not be stable):

sudo do-release-upgrade -d

Verify Distro Version:

lsb_release -a

Verify Kernel Version:

uname -mrs
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