Is there a way to get the matching Linux kernel headers automatic on a regular kernel update via the Ubuntu packed manager?

Every time I get a new kernel I must do an

aptitude install linux-headers-`uname -r`

Have you installed linux-headers-generic or linux-headers-386? Those meta-packages keep track of the installed kernel and get updated automagically when a new kernel (and hence a kernel-header) package is available.

See the ubuntu documentation for further information.

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    linux-headers-generic does not exist anymore in Debian 10. You need to install linux-headers-amd64. I was having trouble with missing headers for virtualbox. This answer comes at the top of a Google search about automatically installing headers. – Lalylulelo May 31 '20 at 8:10

This is a bug #693311 of automatic updater. This bug is not solved. I verify that linux-headers-generic is installed (Ubuntu 12.10) but it is not helpful. For more information see: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/693311

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