Ubuntu update manager not updating

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My system is already up to date (I updated yesterday).I wanted to know if there is a way to update a specific program from the command line, like will install latest available version, replacing the older one if needed.In Administration, I looked at the Software Sources and I've got everything selected on the Ubuntu Software tab. My next step would be to burn a disk for 8.04 and do the install that way, but I guess I'm wondering what happened to the update function and what are those 77 files, or if they are even files?How important is it to make sure that 7.10 is definitely up to date before I upgrade?Welcome to Linux Questions.org, a friendly and active Linux Community. By joining our community you will have the ability to post topics, receive our newsletter, use the advanced search, subscribe to threads and access many other special features. For more advanced trainees it can be a desktop reference, and a collection of the base knowledge needed to proceed with system and network administration. Note that registered members see fewer ads, and Content Link is completely disabled once you log in. Visit the following links: Site Howto | Site FAQ | Sitemap | Register Now If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us. This guide was created as an overview of the Linux Operating System, geared toward new users as an exploration tour and getting started guide, with exercises at the end of each chapter.

I made sure my last Gutsy system was updated to Hardy in the week before Intrepid became available to avoid this situation.

It says it's downloading 77 files and then it appears to be "Checking for updates" but it doesn't show me the packages that it supposedly has downloaded.

Then when I click the Check button again, -- when I think I'm supposed to be offered a chance to upgrade -- it appears to download exactly 77 packages again.

I've used this in the past for legacy projects that run on python 2.6, as well as when upgrading from legacy version of python to python3. Because it has attracted low-quality or spam answers that had to be removed, posting an answer now requires 10 reputation on this site (the association bonus does not count).

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