The Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) is a new Windows 10 feature that enables you to run native Linux command-line tools directly on Windows, alongside your traditional Windows desktop and modern store apps.
When you have Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) enabled, you can install WSL distro apps from the Microsoft Store, and export and import WSL distros.
Most WSL distros ship with an empty/minimal package catalog. It is strongly recommend to regularly update your package catalog, and upgrading your installed packages using your distro’s preferred package manager.
Windows 10 does not automatically update or upgrade your Linux distro(s) packages.
This tutorial will show you how to update and upgrade your Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) distro packages in Windows 10.