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Thread: Are updates rolled out?

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    Are updates rolled out?

    Are updates gradually rolled out, or are they just dropped on the server? I ask because sometimes I'll be in Synaptic and notice that there are some upgrades, but there's no update-manager pop-up telling me about them.

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    Re: Are updates rolled out?

    It depends how often, and when, the upgrade manager checks for updates.

    You can manually do it yourself too, the Update Manager is in System > Administration

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    Re: Are updates rolled out?

    Update-manager usually only checks once a day. Updates come out whenever they happen to get them done and posted. If you want to do it manually, just open a terminal and type:
    Code:
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get upgrade
    That will update your repository information and upgrade to newer versions.

    But in case you're asking, Ubuntu is not a rolling update distribution like Debian. In between the 6-month releases, they mainly only give security updates and things like that. But if you enable your Backports and Proposed repos, it will give you newer updates for more things.
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