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    check for upgrade

    How do I check to see if an upgrade is available on my system? I never seem to be able to remember this. Currently running 20.04.
    Thanks.

    Caruso

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    Re: check for upgrade

    Code:
    sudo apt update
    On 20.04, after running that command above, there will be a message with the command to run should any packages be available for upgrades to get the list. Just have to read the output a few lines above the last line.

    I patched this morning, that command isn't being displayed to me now.
    Last edited by TheFu; 3 Weeks Ago at 08:11 PM. Reason: clarified.

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    Re: check for upgrade

    Depending on your flavour, version and settings there may also be a pop-up or a notification in one panel or another.

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    Re: check for upgrade

    For current package updates
    Code:
    apt list --upgradeable
    works best if run after an apt update.
    But can be run at anytime.

    For release upgrades
    Code:
    do-release-upgrade -c
    note since you're on 20.04 there won't currently be an upgrade yet.
    (At least not until next month sometime...maybe)
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    Re: check for upgrade

    Quote Originally Posted by deadflowr View Post
    For current package updates
    Code:
    apt list --upgradeable
    works best if run after an apt update.
    But can be run at anytime.

    For release upgrades
    Code:
    do-release-upgrade -c
    note since you're on 20.04 there won't currently be an upgrade yet.
    (At least not until next month sometime...maybe)
    I ran that last command and received the following message:

    There is no development version of an LTS available.
    To upgrade to the latest non-LTS development release set Prompt=normal in /etc/update-manager/release-upgrades.

    I navigated to the suggested path but did not see that 'prompt' clearly displayed.
    Any advice appreciated. I would like to upgrade to the latest non-LTS development release.

    Thanks for the replies.

    Caruso

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    Re: check for upgrade

    I just received a notice that an upgrade to 20.04.1 LTS was available, this was at 7 AM mountain time.
    I was wondering when it was coming too but now it's finally here.

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    Re: check for upgrade

    I navigated to the suggested path but did not see that 'prompt' clearly displayed.
    Any advice appreciated. I would like to upgrade to the latest non-LTS development release.
    The Prompt= is at the very bottom of the file.
    It should be the only thing uncommented in the file.
    You should also run an apt update after you make the change.

    The do-release-upgrade -c option is for checking stable releases,
    as I stated there currently are no stable releases after 20.04 yet.
    20.10 comes out next month.

    If you want to run an upgrade to the development release
    then you use the -d option
    Code:
    do-release-upgrade -d
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    Re: check for upgrade

    Quote Originally Posted by deadflowr View Post
    The do-release-upgrade -c option is for checking stable releases,
    as I stated there currently are no stable releases after 20.04 yet.
    20.10 comes out next month.
    there is as of yesterday a 20.04 release for upgrade.
    Code:
    $ do-release-upgrade -c
    Checking for a new Ubuntu release
    New release '20.04.1 LTS' available.
    Run 'do-release-upgrade' to upgrade to it.

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    Re: check for upgrade

    Quote Originally Posted by rsteinmetz70112 View Post
    there is as of yesterday a 20.04 release for upgrade.
    Code:
    $ do-release-upgrade -c
    Checking for a new Ubuntu release
    New release '20.04.1 LTS' available.
    Run 'do-release-upgrade' to upgrade to it.
    Is that from 18.04 or 20.04?
    20.04 and 20.04.1 are the same release.
    I've never seen a release upgrade offered for the same release.
    Upgrading from one point release to another can be achieved by doing regular updates.
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    Re: check for upgrade

    What is the output of
    Code:
    lsb_release -a; uname -a
    Thanks

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