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When I logged in to my Ubuntu 12.04 32-bit server this morning over SSH, I saw this at the end of the 'welcome' screen:

  Graph this data and manage this system at:

18 packages can be updated.
5 updates are security updates.
18 packages can be updated.
5 updates are security updates.

*** System restart required ***
Last login: Thu Mar 27 14:59:24 2014 from

I'm used to seeing 'xx packages can be updated, yy updates are security updates', but I've never seen those lines repeated twice. I'm absolutely sure it isn't a terminal scrolling/overwriting issue. The issue persists after a reboot.

Is this bad? How can I make it only show once?

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up vote 2 down vote accepted

This is probably due to this bug. It will be gone if you upgrade to 14.04.

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14.04 isn't out yet, correct? – Undo Mar 28 '14 at 0:10
That is correct; however, there is, as of today, a beta version available that probably has the patch applied. – Jos Mar 28 '14 at 0:12
@Undo 14.04 arrives on April (17?) I think. – Seth Mar 28 '14 at 0:13

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