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Is it a bad idea to upgrade the linux kernel when my linux box is stable? I was running an ugrade and I noticed that I got the message

The following packages have been kept back: linux-generic-pae linux-headers-generic linux-headers-generic-pae linux-image-generic-pae

I am running Ubuntu 12.04.1 and have no problems at all. Should I run

sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

and risk running into any problems, or should I just run

sudo apt-get upgrade

and leave the packages held back back?

I just want to know what common practise in this situation is.Thanks

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usually if it ain't broke, don't fix it. so just leave it alone if things are working as you want them to, when it comes to any upgrade, unless you have security and other corporate policy/compliance requirements to do otherwise.

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