Updating the Raspberry Pi for Beginners

by | Sep 13, 2016

Updating my Raspberry Pi



First step is to update to the latest packages.


At the command prompt, or in terminal (if you booted into a desktop) enter the following command:


sudo apt-get update



Next lets apply the updates.


At the prompt, enter the following command.  This may take a little time, depending on how many updates there are.


sudo apt-get upgrade -y



Next lets upgrade our distro.


sudo apt-get dist-upgrade -y



Lets clean up our packages.


sudo apt-get clean


Time to reboot the Raspberry Pi.


sudo reboot


When it restarts, you should be updated to the latest and greatest.