Does anyone know how to clear packages that apt shows as upgradeable but already on last version?

$ apt list --upgradable

Listing... Done

code/bionic 1.28.1-1539281690 amd64 [upgradable from: 1.28.1-1539281690]

thunderbird/bionic 1:60.2.1+build1-0ubuntu0.18.04.1 amd64 [upgradable from: 1:60.2.1+build1-0ubuntu0.18.04.1]

I tried clearing cache, upgrading, removing and installing again and the only option for now is to mark ignored and manually update.


Edit: added policy update

  Installed: 1:60.2.1+build1-0ubuntu0.18.04.1
  Candidate: 1:60.2.1+build1-0ubuntu0.18.04.1
  Version table:
     1:60.2.1+build1-0ubuntu0.18.04.1 500
        500 http://apt.pop-os.org/proprietary bionic/main amd64 Packages
 *** 1:60.2.1+build1-0ubuntu0.18.04.1 100
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
     1:52.9.1+build3-0ubuntu0.18.04.1 500
        500 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-updates/main amd64 Packages
        500 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-security/main amd64 Packages
     1:52.7.0+build1-0ubuntu1 500
        500 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic/main amd64 Packages

closed as off-topic by N0rbert, guntbert, Eric Carvalho, Thomas, Marcel Stimberg Oct 22 '18 at 14:03

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    Please add output of apt-cache policy code thunderbird to the question. – N0rbert Oct 14 '18 at 8:25
  • @N0rbert, you are correct. I have pop os as repo with higher priority. What is my best option to correct this without removing pop os repo? – Bran Oct 15 '18 at 1:25
  • Usually apt-pin is used for such purposes. But it may lead to unpredictable results. You can check the current settings by viewing files in /etc/apt/preferences and /etc/apt/preferences.d/. Just curious, why you have Pop_OS! repositories in the system? Was it preinstalled or added by yourself? – N0rbert Oct 15 '18 at 7:19

It's possible that you have this packages from different maintainers. Try to do apt list -a -- thunderbird and you will see all available versions of this package. Then you maybe will have to get rid of some repositories which contain this package.

Or you could just try upgrade your OS: sudo apt-get dist-upgrade or sudo apt full-upgrade.

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