apt get vs synaptic pacage monitor

Amedee Van Gasse (Ubuntu) amedee-ubuntu at amedee.be
Mon Jun 1 21:37:38 UTC 2009

On Mon, June 1, 2009 02:46, NoOp wrote:

> Just be aware that I've run across an issue with the jaunty
> "update-manager" that seems to be more of "update-sometimes-manager"
> whereby I:
> $ sudo apt-get update
> No updates showup (yet I know they are there)

This is normal. apt-get update only refreshes the package list.
To install upgrades, you need to do

$ sudo aptitude safe-upgrade
$ sudo aptitude full-upgrade

after sudo aptitude update.

> So then I try the gui "update-manager" and click check
> No updates showup (yet I know they are there)

This is not normal, but I don't know what is wrong. I never use

> So then I go to Synaptic and double check; no updates listed. But then I
> click the 'Reload' button which supposedly does the same as 'sudo apt-get
> update' and what do you know: 33 updates show up. Did this on two machines
> today, both with the exact same results. No clue/time to figure out the
> issue (yet), but in these cases Synaptic won out.

Duh... don't know...

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