In this Linux system administration tutorial you will learn how to update an Ubuntu Linux Server 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) system with screenshots and instructions.

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Any time Ubuntu wants to upgrade my kernel, it doesn't seem to upgrade the headers at the same time.

It is easy to see what is held back, so the question is why?

This should cover another problem when: the running kernel is obsolete, meaning it's not in the repository anymore neither its headers.

Done The following package was automatically installed and is no longer required: libftdi1 Use 'apt-get autoremove' to remove them.

The following extra packages will be installed: binutils cpp-4.3 gcc-4.3 gcc-4.3-base libc-dev-bin libc6-dev libgmp3c2 libgomp1 libmpfr4 linux-headers-2.6.32-5-common linux-kbuild-2.6.32 linux-libc-dev manpages-dev Suggested packages: binutils-doc gcc-4.3-locales gcc-4.3-multilib libmudflap0-4.3-dev gcc-4.3-doc libgcc1-dbg libgomp1-dbg libmudflap0-dbg glibc-doc Recommended packages: gcc c-compiler The following NEW packages will be installed: binutils cpp-4.3 gcc-4.3 gcc-4.3-base libc-dev-bin libc6-dev libgmp3c2 libgomp1 libmpfr4 linux-headers-2.6.32-5-amd64 linux-headers-2.6.32-5-common linux-kbuild-2.6.32 linux-libc-dev manpages-dev 0 upgraded, 14 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded. After this operation, 68.9 MB of additional disk space will be used. y The author is the creator of nix Craft and a seasoned sysadmin, Dev Ops engineer, and a trainer for the Linux operating system/Unix shell scripting.

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If your kernel is the default version that comes with the distribution, or you upgraded it using the default package manager (e.g., ) from base repositories, you can install matching kernel headers using the package manager as well.