update manager is showing "updates available" but no update is available (because prefer version from Feisty)

Bug #128332 reported by JohnTheGeek on 2007-07-25
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
update-manager (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: update-manager

Update Manager is showing 8 updates. bind9-host, dnsutils, libbind9-0, libdns22, libisc11, libisccc0, libisccfg1, liblwres9. All say change of version from 1:9.3.4-2ubuntu2 to 1:9.3.4-2ubuntu2.1. Synaptic package manager says packages currently installed are latest available packages but update manager says "updates available". All packages currently installed are 1:9.3.4-2ubuntu2.

Kyle Brooks (kyle-brooks) wrote :

What version of Ubuntu did you try and do this on?

Changed in update-manager:
assignee: nobody → kyle-brooks
status: New → Incomplete
JohnTheGeek (email-aceofbase) wrote :

ubuntu feisty fawn. Sorry, should have put that in original post.

JohnTheGeek (email-aceofbase) wrote :

Now the update manager says nine updates. Nothing happens when you try and update. The new update is tcpdump from version 3.9.5-2 to 3.9.5-2ubuntu1. Synaptic package manager shows that 3.9.5-2 is installed and the latest version but update manager is still not updating (probably because there isn't one).

Michael Vogt (mvo) wrote :

Does it help if you click "check" in update-manager? Or is it still confused about the versions?

JohnTheGeek (email-aceofbase) wrote :

I found the answer.

In synaptic, under settings -> preferences -> distribution, the behaviour selected was "Prefer version from [ feisty ]". I changed this to "Always prefer the highest version". I can now update Ubuntu. The confusion is solved and Ubuntu is now fine.

If someone can close the bug then please do so.

Paul Dufresne (paulduf) wrote :

Thanks John for these newest infos.
Maybe there is place to make things less confusing.
So I am confirming.

Changed in update-manager:
assignee: kyle-brooks → nobody
status: Incomplete → Confirmed
Robert Roth (evfool) wrote :

Closing the bug based on the reporter's comment number 5.
Ubuntu Bug Squad volunteer triager

Changed in update-manager (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Invalid
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