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This popped up:

software updater

When I run apt-get in a terminal, however, I get:

    sudo apt-get dist-upgrade 
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
Calculating upgrade... Done
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.

    sudo apt-get upgrade 
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
Calculating upgrade... Done
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.

What's going on? Why does software updater show updates not installable through the command line?

  • You may wish to start with sudo apt-get update – Elder Geek Nov 11 '14 at 15:22
  • @ElderGeek I did, just didn't include it in the post. – ike Nov 11 '14 at 15:29
  • There was a recent update to apt. What happens if you apply the updates in software updater? – Elder Geek Nov 11 '14 at 15:37
  • @ElderGeek I didn't want to try before understanding what was going on. I've been burned too many times. – ike Nov 11 '14 at 15:38
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    You may find this useful: askubuntu.com/questions/191519/… – Elder Geek Nov 11 '14 at 16:36
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If apt-get dist-upgrade doesn't work try one of the following until the problem resolves itself:

apt-get upgrade -f # continue upgrade even after error

or

apt-get dist-upgrade -f # continue dist-upgrade even after error

source: http://www.debianhelp.co.uk/debianproblem.htm

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