Updating packages in ubuntu
Let’s take a look at how to update your system with the help of Apt.Follow these steps: Depending upon your desktop, you will either use the GNOME or the KDE front-end for Package Kit.
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Instead you will know updates are available because the Update Manager will open on your desktop (see Figure 1) as soon as the updates depending upon their type: If you want to manually check for updates, you can do this by clicking the Administration sub-menu of the System menu and then selecting the Update Manager entry.
When the Update Manager opens click the Check button to see if there are updates available.
There are is a new tool in development (Ksplice)¬† that allow even the update of a kernel to not require a reboot.
Once all of the updates are complete the Update Manage main window will return reporting that .
The updates will proceed and you can continue on with¬† your work.