For the past few days, I've logged onto my server and seen

9 packages can be updated.

So I sudo apt-get update. If I log out and right back in, I will once again see

9 packages can be updated.

This has been going on for a few days. How would I go about fixing it?


run "sudo apt-get upgrade", update only refreshes the repos, not the packages

  • That appears to have done the trick, thanks. I was aware upgrade was another option, but I was worried it would try to upgrade my distro or something (I know 12.04, 12.04 is running stably for me, I have no desire to change). – felwithe Jul 22 '14 at 0:37
  • to upgrade the full distro, you use sudo apt-get dist-upgrade – sbergeron Jul 22 '14 at 0:38

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