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Update A Specific Package With apt-get

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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.

  1. Posted by Wim Deblauwe
  2. Posted by Ben
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