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  1. #1
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    Sep 2019

    Post Ubuntu server keeps telling me there are updates


    Ubunutu 18.04 keeps telling me there are 2 updates.

    if i do apt-get update and apt-get upgrade it does not update these. It does update any available others. But this message keeps coming back every day.

    i did the apt autoremove as suggested but it does not solve my issue. How can i detect which 2 packages need to be updated?

    How to resolve?

    Thank you for any input and your time

    see attached images.

    Last edited by backups-f; 4 Weeks Ago at 10:23 AM. Reason: attached images are missing.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2006

    Re: Ubuntu server keeps telling me there are updates

    Try ...

    sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

  3. #3
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    Aug 2017
    melbourne, au
    Lubuntu Development Release

    Re: Ubuntu server keeps telling me there are updates

    From `man apt-get`

    upgrade is used to install the newest versions of all packages currently
    installed on the system from the sources enumerated in /etc/apt/sources.list.
    Packages currently installed with new versions available are retrieved and
    upgraded; under no circumstances are currently installed packages removed, or
    packages not already installed retrieved and installed. New versions of
    currently installed packages that cannot be upgraded without changing the
    install status of another package will be left at their current version. An
    update must be performed first so that apt-get knows that new versions of
    packages are available.

    dist-upgrade in addition to performing the function of upgrade, also
    intelligently handles changing dependencies with new versions of packages;
    apt-get has a "smart" conflict resolution system, and it will attempt to
    upgrade the most important packages at the expense of less important ones if
    necessary. The dist-upgrade command may therefore remove some packages. The
    /etc/apt/sources.list file contains a list of locations from which to retrieve
    desired package files. See also apt_preferences(5) for a mechanism for
    overriding the general settings for individual packages.

    ie. `apt-get upgrade` has limits on what it can upgrade; dist-upgrade or full-upgrade (for `apt`) perform the upgrade fully as per Howefield's suggestion

  4. #4
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    Sep 2019

    Re: Ubuntu server keeps telling me there are updates

    Thank you! that fixed the issue !

    Have a great day

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