I’m not a complete noob to Lubuntu or Linux (I’ve distro hopped from Absolute to Zorin OS) and found Lubuntu to be a good fit for my pc.
I was doing updates through my terminal and the following message came up :
Get more security updates through Ubuntu Pro with 'esm-apps' enabled:
imagemagick libopusfile0 libopenexr25 libpostproc55
libmagickcore-6.q16-6-extra libavcodec58 libmagickwand-6.q16-6 libavutil56
imagemagick-6.q16 libswscale5 libmagickcore-6.q16-6 libswresample3
imagemagick-6-common libavformat58 libavfilter7
Learn more about Ubuntu Pro at https://ubuntu.com/pro
The following packages have been kept back:
alsa-ucm-conf distro-info-data libpulse-mainloop-glib0 libpulse0 libpulsedsp pulseaudio
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 8 not upgraded
My questions are, is it ok to force install the items held back, should i enable “esm-apps”, and in regards to a pop up I always get on the desktop for upgrading, should i apply it or ignore it? i usually ignore it and only do upgrades through the terminal. Thank you!
installed, but you didn’t say what you have installed (an online enquiry can be seenhere)
Ubuntu Pro offers security patches to ‘universe’ repository packages, which has never been available before, being a new optional feature. No changes have been made to security for packages from ‘main’ (ie. we still get them!)
For more details on Ubuntu Pro, many links are available
These probably aren’t installing if you did sudo apt upgrade because they may have additional dependencies that you have to approve installation of (new packages, etc.).
The rest you can ignore because Ubuntu Pro is not an Lubuntu offering. Those applications specified have some updates present in Pro, but Pro is optional. Only the packages under “The following packages have been kept back” are of importance to your core question.