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This page gives the directions on how to upgrade your Debian distribution

How to upgrade your distribution

Upgrading from one stable release to the next (e.g. buster to bullseye) is done by following the release notes for your architecture. For most people with 32 bit systems that means the Release Notes for Intel x86. For most with 64 bit systems that means the Release Notes for AMD64.

Minor upgrades are done with the package management tool apt-get or apt.

$ sudo apt clean
$ sudo apt update
$ sudo apt upgrade
$ sudo apt dist-upgrade
$ sudo apt autoremove
$ /sbin/shutdown -r now