How to Update Ubuntu packages on 18.04 Bionic Beaver Linux -

The objective is to provide Ubuntu user with an information on how to update Ubuntu packages in order to keep Ubuntu system up to date. This guide will provide you with instructions on how to update Ubuntu packages from the command line as well as to keep your software packages up to date using the graphical user interface.
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You said, ”During your initial system update some of the packages may become obsolete, hence are no longer required. To remove all no longer required packages execute:
$ sudo apt autoremove ”

Please are you sure this will remove only the obsolete packages?

Hi PeterLovesTheLord,

Welcome to our forums.

After years working with apt, yes, I would say it is pretty safe to say only obsoleted packages will be removed, but if you are uncertain that some packages would still be needed, you can review the list of the packages autoremove would uninstall before allowing it to do so.