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Hey guys so I’m running kubuntu 18.10 and I’m running ——. Sudo apt-get update and seeing 3 updatable

  1. http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu cosmic-updates InRelease[83.2kb ]

  2. http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/Ubuntu cosmic-backports InRelease [74.6kb]

  3. https://security.ubuntu.com/Ubuntu cosmic-security InRelease [83.2kb]

Then running Sudo apt-get upgrade

And it’s saying. 0 to upgrade. 0 to Newley install and 0 to remove and 0 to upgrade

But on my first command. Sudo apt-get update I’m seeing 3. Gets listed above run the update and get the 0 to upgrade 0 to Newley install,, etc

Am I missing something I am new to Linux someone help please much appreciated

  • Try sudo apt update and follow that up with sudo apt full-upgrade. The "full" is important. – DK Bose Dec 16 '18 at 16:26
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    What is the exact output? Try to copy complete output and paste it in question body. If there are any packages to be upgraded they can be listed by apt list --upgradable. – Kulfy Dec 16 '18 at 16:43
  • Welcome to Ask Ubuntu! Please edit the question to make the title more descriptive, and add the exact outputs you get, with code formatting to make it look nice. – wjandrea Dec 16 '18 at 16:55
  • I think you're confusing repos with packages – wjandrea Dec 16 '18 at 16:58
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If your apt-get update looks like this:

Hit:1 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu cosmic InRelease
Hit:2 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu cosmic-security InRelease       
Hit:3 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu cosmic-updates InRelease         
Hit:4 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu cosmic-backports InRelease
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
All packages are up to date.

Or:

Hit:1 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu cosmic-security InRelease
Get:2 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu cosmic InRelease [242 kB]
Get:3 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu cosmic-updates InRelease [83.2 kB]
Get:4 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu cosmic-backports InRelease [74.6 kB]
Get:5 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu cosmic/multiverse amd64 Packages [195 kB]
Get:6 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu cosmic/restricted amd64 Packages [13.6 kB]
Get:7 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu cosmic/universe amd64 Packages [11.6 MB]
Get:8 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu cosmic/main amd64 Packages [1342 kB]
Get:9 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu cosmic-updates/multiverse amd64 Packages [1075 B]
Get:10 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu cosmic-updates/universe amd64 Packages [218 kB]
Get:11 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu cosmic-updates/main amd64 Packages [146 kB]
Get:12 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu cosmic-backports/universe amd64 Packages [3019 B]
Fetched 14.0 MB in 5s (2835 kB/s)                          
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
All packages are up to date.

That doesn't mean that there are packages that can be updated (as the last line explicitly says). What you are seeing is apt fetching package lists from the repositories. But the package lists tell apt that there are no new versions of the software that's installed on your system, and so there's nothing to upgrade.

See also:

  • I see, All Packages are up to date, at the bottom, but what is it with, GET: – Curiouskangaroo Dec 16 '18 at 17:56
  • I thought GET: means you dont have it, GET: it, as such – Curiouskangaroo Dec 16 '18 at 17:56
  • "Get" here is apt telling you what it's doing (getting the package lists of that repository). – muru Dec 16 '18 at 18:05

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