Enable Recommended Software Menu in Raspbian June Update

Written by Brent Wilson on July 8, 2018

Raspbian has just released another update that adds a really nice software management feature to the Preferences menu for your Raspberry Pi. This feature makes it much easier for you to get rid of unneeded software that takes up valuable space on your SD cards.

The problem is that just upgrading via apt-get will not enable it. Below are the steps needed to upgrade Raspbian to the latest version and also enable the new Recommended Software menu option.

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
sudo reboot

You are now running the latest version and can confirm this by checking your kernel:

uname -a
Linux raspberrypi 4.14.52-v7+ #1123 SMP Wed Jun 27 17:35:49 BST 2018 armv7l GNU/Linux

Now we need to install the recommended software package:

sudo apt-get install rp-prefapps

and once done you simply can check your Preferences menu and you should have the Recommended Software feature.

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