Interested in Linux and open source news? You can subscribe to my weekly newsletter, cron.weekly, and stay up-to-date on news in open source, cool new projects and useful tips tailored to linux sysadmins!

Update A Specific Package With apt-get

Author: 3 Comments

Probably default knowledge to most, but I didn't find it right way. Turns out the "install" parameter, is also the "upgrade" control for a specific package.

If you're trying to update a specific package, do this:

apt-get install <package>

If the package's already installed, the latest version will be installed on top of it. Using "install" as the upgrade parameter -- who comes up with these things. :-)

Here's a useful overview of all apt-get options: apt-get package management cheat sheet.

If you like this content, stay in touch!

  1. Posted by Wim Deblauwe
  2. Posted by Ben
    • Posted by Onilton

Add Your Comment