I've been using Google Chrome (with 16.04) and want to verify that I'm keeping it properly updated. Using sudo apt-get update I obtain the following messages (along with other expected "get" messages for various repositories):

Ign:1 http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb stable InRelease
Hit:2 http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb stable Release

Also, the last 3 lines of the output from apt-get were:

Fetched 1,166 kB in 3s (360 kB/s)   
AppStream cache update completed, but some metadata was ignored due to errors.
Reading package lists... Done

Does this indicate that the Chrome update has occurred?

If not, where should I look to verify the update?

Also, I was wondering what the message about ignored metadata means? Thanks!


Those Ign and Hit doesn't mean that the Chrome Update has occured. See below answer from @Anwar.

  • Hit means apt needed to download a Release file or InRelease file (because somehow it got deleted) and once it is downloaded, it checked the checksum of the Index file in it and found that the checksum mentioned there matches the checksum of the Package file already downloaded that is in /var/lib/apt/lists. That's why it's a Hit. So, it won't download the Package file again.

  • Ign means apt tried to download something (such as translation or InRelease file) but didn't find, but that can be ignored, so proceed to the next thing. Because translation can be secondary priority and if InRelease file can't be found, it uses other method for authentication like using Release and Release.gpg pair.

Nor the AppStream cache update completed, but some metadata was ignored due to errors. cause update to chrome, it was a bug.

To check whether chrome is updated. Click the Chrome menu on the browser toolbar and select About Google Chrome.

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