How to upgrade packages in OpenWRT to apply updates, security patches and more

So you installed the OpenWRT firmware on your wireless router! It works like a charm. However, what would you need to do to upgrade the firmware periodically? A secure router is only as good as the last security patch applied. The best feature of OpenWRT over dd-wrt or even Android, is that you do not … Continue reading How to upgrade packages in OpenWRT to apply updates, security patches and more

The following packages have been kept back: Message in Ubuntu when updating packages

If you used the instructions at this post to update your Ubuntu Linux packages, basically, apply patches, you get the following message at times: The following packages have been kept back: <list of packages> This basically prevents the packages listed from getting updated. To overcome this issue, there are two ways: 1. Run sudo apt-get … Continue reading The following packages have been kept back: Message in Ubuntu when updating packages

Updating Ubuntu packages, apply Ubuntu patches manually using the command line

Updating your Ubuntu system for the latest updates or patches manually is a 2 step activity, from the command line. Start up the terminal on your system, then enter the commands in italics as shown below. $ sudo apt-get update <enter> $ sudo apt-get upgrade <enter> If you are not comfortable doing the above at … Continue reading Updating Ubuntu packages, apply Ubuntu patches manually using the command line