Using the command line tool has one drawback - in order to check to see if you have updates, you have to run it manually.
Let's take a look at how to update your system with the help of Apt.
Once all of the updates are complete the Update Manage main window will return reporting that .
Apt is a very powerful tool that can completely manage your systems packages via command line.
Ubuntu Linux has become one of the most popular of all the Linux distributions.
There are is a new tool in development (Ksplice)¬† that allow even the update of a kernel to not require a reboot.So to make the task of covering this topic less epic, I will cover the Ubuntu and Fedora systems.I will touch on both the GUI as well as the command line tools for handling system updates.Follow these steps: Depending upon your desktop, you will either use the GNOME or the KDE front-end for Package Kit.In order to open up this tool you simply go to the Administration sub-menu of the System menu and select the Software Update entry.¬† When the tool opens (see Figure 3) you will see the list of updates.
A Ksplice Uptrack subscription gets you so much more than rebootless kernel updates. Ksplice updates are the same security and bug-fix updates you would get from your Linux vendor, packaged in a special rebootless form.