Outstanding apt package changes

On my Vero 4K+ with the latest OSMC/Kodi updates, when I run apt update and then apt full-upgrade, it shows the following, just curious whether these should be installed and also whether autoremove should be run to remove the other packages.

Also wondering why perhaps the built-in update process doesn’t auto-remove packages.

The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
  libapt-inst2.0 libbind9-161 libcdio18 libdns1104 libdns1110 libevent-2.1-6 libfdk-aac1 libgeoip1 libicu63 libidn11 libip4tc0 libip6tc0 libiptc0 libisc1100 libisc1105 libisccc161 libisccfg163 libjson-c3
  liblwres161 libmpdec2 libnfs12 libprocps7 libpython2-stdlib libpython2.7 libpython2.7-minimal libpython2.7-stdlib libpython3.7 libpython3.7-minimal libpython3.7-stdlib libreadline7 python-pkg-resources
  python-six python2 python2-minimal python2.7 python2.7-minimal python3.7 python3.7-minimal wireless-firmware-osmc
Use 'sudo apt autoremove' to remove them.
The following packages will be upgraded:
  libbluetooth3 mediacenter-addon-osmc

You should not use that command but apt dist-upgrade

Those packages will be automatically updated when the next MyOSMC update will be released. The concept of OSMC is not to bother the users with individual debian updates but to do them when a new osmc update will be provided. At that time also autoremove will be executed.

Considering that mediacenter-addon-osmc is shown as update could indicate that you have the devel repository activated. So an update via MyOSMC would upgrade it and do the autoremove.

Why’s that?

Not sure, I don’t think so.

osmc@osmc2:/etc/apt$ cat sources.list
deb http://ftp.debian.org/debian bullseye main contrib non-free

deb http://ftp.debian.org/debian/ bullseye-updates main contrib non-free

deb http://security.debian.org/ bullseye-security main contrib non-free

deb http://apt.osmc.tv bullseye main

As full-upgrade can lead to incomplete upgrades

Correct, see next message

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That one was pushed directly to stable to get the hotfix system working again.


We automatically clean up unneeded packages each update.

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