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I would have thought that the graphical update-manager could be reproduced from the terminal commands:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade -y
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade -y

yet I can run these commands at the terminal and despite seeing lots of things get upgraded then open the gui update-manager immediately afterwards and see that it has a list of updates it wants me to apply. Why is this?

For example today sambda nameserive integration server, command line SMB/CIFS clients for Unix, ......etc are all queued in gui update-manager despite minutes before running the three terminal commands above.

What is going on here?

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After 'Update Manager' was started, and reported updates available, were there actually any to download? This could just be Update Manager not yet knowing that these updates were handled outside the GUI. –  david6 Mar 18 '13 at 7:33
    
Yes, there were and I went ahead and downloaded and installed them (it took a few minutes). –  fpghost Mar 18 '13 at 7:42
    
Yes, there were and I went ahead and downloaded and installed them (it took a few minutes). –  fpghost Mar 18 '13 at 7:43
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Please provide additional information only by editing your question and not within a comment. Comments might/will eventually be deleted and so your information would get lost. –  guntbert Mar 18 '13 at 17:52

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These are equivalent methods.


You may be connecting to a server that is slowly receiving updates, or are using a slower Internet connection.

You may be able to replicate the issue with back-to-back updates, that would prove that the GUI 'Update Manager' is not the issue here.

eg.

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade -y

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade -y
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Thanks, I will test this the next time updates are available in gui update-manager by then closing gui, running the terminal command twice and seeing if the second time there still appears to be updates available even in the terminal. I will then check the gui manager and see what is there also. –  fpghost Mar 19 '13 at 3:58

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