LXLE utilizes automatic security updates and installation by default; doing so in the background during idle time.
All other updates are performed by synaptic package manager located in
- Click Reload
- Click Mark All Upgrades
- Click Apply
- Mark Additional (if needed)
To save memory there is no update “checker” daemon running in the background. Between automatic security updates and updates email reminder (apticron) you should never miss an update that may be available.
To upgrade to a new release of the core components of the operating system the following tutorial works fine.
*Note upgrading to a new release will simply upgrade the core components on older machines I tend to either not upgrade to the new LTS release or if I do to do a backup of my files and complete reinstall.