I keep receiving the following notification about new updates:

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If I then run the Software Updater, however, I don't receive any of these updates on Ubuntu 16.04.

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Does someone have the same problem?


The extra and outdated notification messages are a bug. This has been fixed in development and the update will be released for Ubuntu 16.04 soon, probably later this month (June 2016).


If you run the new 'Ubuntu Software' application (same icon as the old 'Ubuntu Software Centre', i.e. a capital 'A') the you will see the updates. I'm not sure why 'Software Updater' (icon is a circle with arrows) is out of sync but it is. I asked a related question here


It is possible that there is a distro update. Try running sudo apt update && sudo apt dist-upgrade. Dist upgrades are different than the usual software upgrades so ubuntu may have a problem with it. 16.04 is still new and they changed their software store.

  • Thanks! I receive a total of 50 packages to be upgraded. Is this a safe operation? – orschiro Jun 3 '16 at 10:56
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    Yes , it will upgrade your linux headers, so basically not the softwares but the operating system itself. As 16.04 is a new distro you will get a lot of these upgrades for some time. It is good to check once in a month. They are safe, they are already tested and should not cause any problem. It will probably ask you to reboot when its done. – atakanyenel Jun 3 '16 at 11:03
  • See also askubuntu.com/questions/369722 – Jeremy Bicha Jun 19 '16 at 20:36

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