notification of new version

Tom H tomh0665 at
Fri Oct 15 20:11:49 UTC 2010

On Fri, Oct 15, 2010 at 11:42 AM, Jordon Bedwell <jordon at> wrote:
> On Sat, 2010-10-16 at 01:59 +1030, Gryllida wrote:
>> 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.
> lol...I thought I already covered -d and how you should NOT use it if
> you plan to upgrade? I think other people have covered it too. Here, try
> this guys:
> echo -e "[DEFAULT]\nPrompt=normal" > /etc/update-manger/release-upgrades
> update-manager

A good one except that you'll need sudo if you're not root (a mistake
that I make often when posting here) and, more importantly, you'll
overwrite the comments about the different options that can be set in
this file. So a sed might be more appropriate.

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