Updating Ubuntu 14.04 -- Security Updates

I loged into my droplet and got the following message:

7 packages can be updated. 7 updates are security updates.

I did:

apt-get udate apt-get upgrade

and nothing was installed.

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After logging in, you can check for and apply new updates with:

$ sudo apt-get update $ sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

and a restart is usually required following the installation.

$ sudo shutdown -r now

# apt update
# apt full-upgrade
# reboot

An “apt upgrade” will install most package upgrades. In my experience, the last few stragglers tend to be kernel related; “apt full-upgrade” handles those guys.