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I always use update-manager -d just so I remember that there is a space bar between manager and -d. I ran it today and it showed the bellow image.

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Why does it do this or is there really an 11.10 update? Is someone just screwing around with me?

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The one who taught you to use -d flag is screwing around with you. :) – Oxwivi May 31 '11 at 18:36
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-d means development release, and that would be Oneiric. Just run it without the flag, and you will get regular updates.

egil@morgenstern [~] $ update-manager --help
Usage: update-manager [options]

  -h, --help            show this help message and exit
  -V, --version         Show version and exit
  --data-dir=DATA_DIR   Directory that contains the data files
  -c, --check-dist-upgrades
                        Check if a new Ubuntu release is available
  -d, --devel-release   Check if upgrading to the latest devel release is
  -p, --proposed        Upgrade using the latest proposed version of the
                        release upgrader
  --no-focus-on-map     Do not focus on map when starting
  --dist-upgrade        Try to run a dist-upgrade
  --no-update           Do not check for updates when starting
  -s, --sandbox         Test upgrade with a sandbox aufs overlay
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Okay, so they haven't actually released it. It is just a really early developer release for 11.10. – Sam Mercier May 31 '11 at 18:39
Yes. Alpha1 is two days away on june 2. – Egil May 31 '11 at 18:46

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