notification of new version

Gryllida gryllida at
Fri Oct 15 15:29:50 UTC 2010

On 10/16/10, Pastor JW <pastor_jw at> wrote:
> On Friday, October 15, 2010 3:06:47 am R Kimber wrote:
>> I was wondering how someone who isn't subscribed to this or a related
>> list,
>> and who doesn't spend time visiting Ubuntu websites, know that there's a
>> new version released?  Update manager used to do this, but so far it has
>> failed to alert me to the new version. I've had two or three normal
>> updates
>> of 10.04 stuff since 10.10 was released. Does it wait for a specified time
>> after release before alerting people?
> Most Ubuntu users know there is a new release every April (xx.04) and every
> October (xx.10).  Update manager DOES tell you unless of course you are
> using
> a LTS version such as 10.04 was.  10.04 will receive much longer support
> than
> 10.10 or even 11.04 will.  If you want the "upgrade" to show in your update
> manager, you have to set it to "normal releases" rather than "Long term
> support releases only" in your repository settings.
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Run this: "update-manager -d" for distribution updates. Normally, you
will be notified when the new major version appears at your local
mirror server. It can take several days, but that is just a wild

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