For a while now 2-3 weeks, on the System Information screen in the Package updates section there has been ‘1 package updates are available’. During this time I have run updates several times and clicked the Refresh system information link at the top of the screen but the ‘1 package updates are available’ remains. Does anyone have any suggestions what is causing it or how to clear it?
What if you run “yum update” or “apt-get upgrade” on the command line, does it find any packages to update?
Thanks for the quick response. I ran ‘apt-get upgrade’ upgrade and got the following
The following packages will be upgraded:
1 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
Need to get 2076 kB of archives.
After this operation, 8192 B of additional disk space will be used.
Get:1 http://au.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty-updates/main binutils amd64 2.24-5ubuntu13 [2076 kB]
debconf: unable to initialize frontend: Dialog
debconf: (TERM is not set, so the dialog frontend is not usable.)
debconf: falling back to frontend: Readline
debconf: unable to initialize frontend: Readline
debconf: (This frontend requires a controlling tty.)
debconf: falling back to frontend: Teletype
dpkg-preconfigure: unable to re-open stdin:
Fetched 2076 kB in 4s (437 kB/s)
(Reading database … 268064 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack …/binutils_2.24-5ubuntu13_amd64.deb …
Unpacking binutils (2.24-5ubuntu13) over (2.24-5ubuntu3.1) …
Processing triggers for man-db (220.127.116.11-1ubuntu1) …
Setting up binutils (2.24-5ubuntu13) …
Processing triggers for libc-bin (2.19-0ubuntu6.6) …
Which appears to have a problem. I looked up on the internet and found several sites including UBUNTU which say to put ‘DEBIAN_FRONTEND=noninteractive apt-get upgrade’ which I did but I then got
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
and the ‘1 package updates are available’ has been replaced with ‘All installed packages are up to date’
so I guess it is fixed for now at least.