Doug dmcgarrett at optonline.net
Wed Oct 13 02:40:34 UTC 2010

On 10/12/2010 09:00 PM, Cybe R. Wizard wrote:
> Tue, 12 Oct 2010 20:45:20 -0400 Doug<dmcgarrett at optonline.net>
>> I ran apt-get dist-update, and lots of stuff got downloaded, but
>> apparently none of it is active. I rebooted the system, and
>> everything comes up the same, and I go to System>About Ubuntu in
>> the menu, and it tells me 10.04--not even10.04.1, as I was sure I had
>> updated to earlier.
>> So now what?  How do I make the new files take hold?
>> --dumb doug
> No, you didn't.  That command does nothing.  You may have run
> dist-upGRADE, but even so, if you haven't changed your repo list
> in /etc/apt/sources.list then all you'll get is the same old version.
> Use the Update Manager found in the System>Administration menu.
> Cybe R. Wizard
So I used the update manager.  It found 9 files, most of them
starting with the word "erlang" and "updated" them.  Then it
says the system is up to date--it apparently thinks lucid is the up
to date version!  Something is not kosher here!  I really don't want
to d/l a new disk and start from scratch, especially since
Ubuntu does a particularly lousy job of grub, and I have to then
straighten it out. (There are two other distros, as well as XP on
this laptop.) For those who don't multi boot, UB grub comes up
in a small ugly typewriter font which then gives you about 1-1/2
seconds to choose your OS.

--dumb doug

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