What are Distribution updates?

Jim Byrnes jf_byrnes at comcast.net
Tue Apr 15 13:54:40 UTC 2014

On 04/15/2014 02:41 AM, Colin Law wrote:
> On 14 April 2014 22:55, Jim Byrnes <jf_byrnes at comcast.net> wrote:
>> On 04/14/2014 03:00 PM, Colin Law wrote:
>>> On 14 April 2014 20:33, Jim Byrnes <jf_byrnes at comcast.net> wrote:
>>>> Running Ubuntu 12.04
>>>> Update manager just popped up with Distribution updates checked and under
>>>> it
>>>> was a file locking library for Python.
>>> I don't recognise those words on the Update Manager.  Could you take a
>>> screen shot and post it here please.
>>> Colin
>> Here is a DropBox link:
>> https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/105949571/UpdateManager.png
> That means an update *to* to the distribution, not an upgrade *of* the
> distribution.  I think

> Martinx may well be right in that it happens if there are new packages
> to install, though I am not certain of that.  You need not worry about
> it upgrading to a new version of Ubuntu, you will only get that
> through the update manager by clicking on the button that may appear
> at the top telling you that there is a new version available.
> Colin

OK, that's what I thought but wanted to be sure, when in doubt I always 
try to check.  As to the new package, I checked with Synaptic and there 
is a python-lockfile available but it is not installed.

Thanks,  Jim

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