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    Linux Updated?

    How can I tell if Ubuntu is up to date, or how to force an update, instead of waiting for it to check?
    Ubuntu 12.04
    Thanks for the help

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    Re: Linux Updated?

    It is hard to remember for me as I stopped using 12.04 when development work started on 12.10. Do you not have an option in the power/cog menu to run system updater? That action runs a check for updates. I think. also if you select About this Computer that will open the Details page of System Settings and there should be a button there labelled Check. I think. It my start a check for update after a few seconds even if you do not click the button. Or you could open a terminal and type

    Code:
    sudo apt-get update
    and
    Code:
    sudo apt-get upgrade
    In System Settings you can open Sofware Sources and adjust the setting for when Ubuntu checks for updates. And leave it for the OS to do what you have told it to do.

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    Re: Linux Updated?

    To force an update through a gui app in precise, open the update manager and click on the "check" box.
    This will run the update command, and refresh the package listings.
    In later versions like quantal or raring, the gui app switched over from update manager to software updater, which automatically refreshes the listing when the updater is launched.
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    Re: Linux Updated?

    As mentioned above, the cog/power icon has "About this computer", the button in the bottom right changes after a few seconds to "Install Updates".
    Or type "up" in the dash (Winkey+A) for the Software updater.

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    Force Update Check?

    Hello All,
    How do I force 13.04 to check for updates, instead of having to wait for it to check daily automatically?
    Thanks for the help!

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    Re: Force Update Check?

    GUZZLR; Hi !

    I prefer to check and update from the command line.
    Terminal codes:
    Code:
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get upgrade
    no fuss, no muss, and one see all that takes place, and error reports.

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    Happy ubutu'n !

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    Re: Force Update Check?

    Open the software updater and press the... Check button.

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    Re: Force Update Check?

    Once you open the software updater, it automatically runs an update.
    This is oppose to the update manager in 12.04, where you had to click on the check button.
    Running the apt-get commands, does the same thing.
    If no updates come up, then the system is up to date.
    If something bothers you, running the apt-get update command should either alleviate the concern or point out any problems.
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    Re: Force Update Check?

    Just to clarify
    Code:
     sudo apt-get update
    Checks for updates, and
    Code:
     sudo apt-get upgrade
    Installs them.
    Jane, stop this crazy thing!

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    Re: Linux Updated?

    Threads merged. Please don't start more than one thread for the same or similar questions, it's confusing and it dilutes community effort.

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