notification of new version

Tom H tomh0665 at
Fri Oct 15 20:07:08 UTC 2010

On Fri, Oct 15, 2010 at 11:29 AM, Gryllida <gryllida at> wrote:
> 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?
> 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
> guess.

Please check the man pages before posting any information. The "-d"
switch upgrades an install to a development release.

This has already been discussed on the list; more than once.

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