Software updates intervals in Ubuntu

Nigel Wilkinson nigel at
Tue Mar 25 18:51:59 UTC 2008

On Tue, 25 Mar 2008 19:27:51 +0200
Ioannis Vranos <ivranos at> wrote:

> Hi, is the software provided by Ubuntu (in my case Ubuntu 7.10 x86)
> updated on some specific time intervals, for example every 6 months or
> something like that, or is there any other consideration, for example
> when important updates are released from the third-party software
> makers (example Mozilla)?
If you install the update-notifier package then an icon appears in the
icon tray on the task bar whenever there are updates available.
Obviously this only works if you're on-line.

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