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Every 8 days i get a red triangle on the menu bar telling me that the update information is outdated.

I don't have any errors when i do a apt-get update or when i try to update using the software updater (gui). Automatic updates are turned off.

This is what happens:

  • Red triangle appears.

  • I click on the software updater, it checks for updates, it shows the updates available and i press cancel.

  • After one minute the red triangle goes away.

  • I click on the software updater and i do the the software updates.

  • After 8 days or so the red triangle comes back again.

So far i tried:

  • disabling and enabling everything on update options.

  • Changing the update server.

  • deleted everything in /var/lib/apt/periodic and created update-stamp and update-succsess-stamp

  • deleted chrome 32-bit repository files from sources.list.d even though i had them disabled on update options.

Does anybody know why this keep happening? Even if i had any errors it shouldn't be looking for updates and telling me that i have update information outdated.

Thanks and sorry for my English.

apt-get update output - Third reply.

  • It would be better if can provide last few lines of the result when you run sudo apt-get update – Dhaval Simaria May 25 '16 at 6:15
  • If the answer has helped you, I would appreciate if you Tick mark it and upvote. – Dhaval Simaria May 25 '16 at 12:24
  • Hi. Could you tell me how to do it? It says that my comment is too long. – Daisuke Jigen May 25 '16 at 12:36
  • You can take a screenshot of the result and then add it to your question itself by editing the Question. At end of your question you will find 'edit' button . – Dhaval Simaria May 25 '16 at 13:04
  • Hi. Just added it. It's the third reply. – Daisuke Jigen May 25 '16 at 13:42
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  • Every 8th day you are getting that Red warning triangle: Possible reason for that is you might have set Update Manager to check for updates Weekly. Though it will not update automatically (Your Auto-Updates are off), it will definitely check and notify you if any updates are available.

  • Though your system shows up-to-date status and still you are getting the red triangle might be because you might have installed an application using a ppa repository will is no longer supported or broken. You may disable that ppa repository and the problem will be resolved.

  • If above thing doesn't work try running following commands:

    sudo apt-get update    --Running fine for you
    sudo apt-get upgrade
    sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
    
  • Hi thank you very much for your answer. 1 - I have automatic updates disabled (never) and the rest to display immediately. 2 - The only repository that i added was Steam. Since apt-get update doesn't show any errors i don't this is the problem. I still have Chrome (32-bit) installed but i removed the repositories. Does this matter? 3 - I never tried the dist-upgrade. I will try it. Thanks. – Daisuke Jigen May 25 '16 at 12:45
  • Could you tell me how to post the result of apt-get update? It says that is too long – Daisuke Jigen May 25 '16 at 12:52
  • Hi. I just tried the apt-get dist-upgrade after apt-get upgrade, but there was no difference. – Daisuke Jigen May 25 '16 at 13:52
  • Then I'll have to work on it. I'll let you know if I come across something productive. – Dhaval Simaria May 25 '16 at 14:07
  • Thanks. Just to clarify: There was no difference between upgrade and dist-upgrade on upgrading Ubuntu. Not on the red triangle. The red triangle always disappear for 8 days as soon as i do a apt-get update. Thanks again. – Daisuke Jigen May 25 '16 at 14:18

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