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Upgrading WSL

If you start  WSL (Bash on Ubuntu on Windows) and see messages like this:


7 packages can be updated.
1 update is a security update.


You can view the available updates:

root@RSsurfacePro2:~# apt-get update
Hit:1 xenial InRelease
Get:2 xenial-updates InRelease [95.7 kB]
Get:3 xenial-security InRelease [94.5 kB]
Get:4 xenial-security/main amd64 Packages [160 kB]
Get:5 xenial-security/main Translation-en [65.8 kB]
Get:6 xenial-updates/main amd64 Packages [415 kB]
Get:7 xenial-security/universe amd64 Packages [51.9 kB]
Get:8 xenial-security/multiverse amd64 Packages [1,176 B]
Get:9 xenial-updates/main Translation-en [159 kB]
Get:10 xenial-updates/universe amd64 Packages [356 kB]
Get:11 xenial-updates/universe Translation-en [128 kB]
Get:12 xenial-updates/multiverse amd64 Packages [5,492 B]
Fetched 1,532 kB in 35s (42.9 kB/s)
Reading package lists... Done


And to install the updates use:

apt-get upgrade

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