Ubuntu Operating System Updates

Here's how to run your Ubuntu Updates

Validator Toolbox Users

This is option #12 in your menu. A reboot is not required but can sometimes be helpful if missing signatures. You can run updates while the harmony service is operating.

Updating Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

To run Ubuntu updates run the following command string - This will update your repo, pull in upgrade and dist-upgrades and cleanup any leftover unused packages.

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade -y && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade -y && sudo apt autoremove -y

Once completed you're up to date.

Should we reboot?

The unofficial motto of Linux is Never Reboot, so you probably don't have to unless you want to change Kernels. No need for that at this point if you don't want to upgrade.

However, if you'd like to stop your node from signing and reboot you can run the following command to upgrade Ubuntu and restart all in one command.

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade -y && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade -y && sudo apt autoremove -y && sudo reboot

Server will automatically restart and you'll need to reconnect any open terminal sessions.

Any tmux sessions will also need to be restarted after a reboot.