This tutorial is intended for all those who have installed Ubuntu on a computer that has no Internet connection, but who would like nevertheless maintain their system up to date and install the applications they lack.Apt-offline can easily do this from another computer connected to the internet.Our presentation of software updates should carefully balance promptness against interruption, and automation against informed consent, to maximize the prompt installation of updates across the millions of devices on which Ubuntu is installed.The “Notify me of a new Ubuntu version:” menu should contain options “For any new version” (the default for a non-LTS, replacing “Normal releases”), “For long-term support versions” (the default for an LTS, replacing “Long term support releases only”), and “Never”, in that order.
When checking interactively, Software Updater should display only a progress window. Thanks, Slim Biggins If you read the bug report you'll notice that the message is a result of the bug. Ubuntu 10.04.2 LTS 2.6.32-24-generic-pae #39-Ubuntu For the past several days, I've been seeing a "17 packages can be updated." msg when I ssh into my server. I know this is an older thread, but does anyone have any suggestions? You aren't bothered with the message telling you to update your security packages, but you still need to update your security packages. Simply deleting the MOTD is like sweeping dirt under the rug.For the past several days, I've been seeing a "17 packages can be updated." msg when I ssh into my server. So yes, removing the file really is the correct and proper solution.