Section: Maintenance Commands (8)
Updated: April 15, 2010
update-manager - graphical management of software packages updates
Update-manager is a frontend for the apt package management system. It allows you to perform some actions of the command line tool apt-get in a graphical environment.
Update-manager is especially designed for upgrading your system, or migrating your system towards a more recent version.
For a daily use, you may launch update-manager with no options so that your system is just upgraded.
For migration purposes, update-manager accepts some options:
- -h, --help
Show a similar help message
- -V, --version
Directory that contains the data files
- -c, --check-dist-upgrades
Check if a new distribution release is available
- -d, --devel-release
If using the latest supported release, upgrade to the development release
- -p, --proposed
Upgrade using the latest proposed version of the release upgrader
Do not focus on map when starting
ACTIONS PERFORMED DURING AN UPGRADE TO A NEW VERSION
* eventually reinstall the package ubuntu-desktop
* switch to an updated sources.list entries
* adds the default user to new groups if needed
update-manager was developed by Michael Vogt <firstname.lastname@example.org
with various contributors (see AUTHORS file)
This manual page was originally written by Bruno Mangin and
Michael Vogt <email@example.com>.
Copyright (C) 2006-2007 Canonical
There is NO warranty.
You may redistribute this software under the terms of the GNU
General Public License. For more information about these matters, see
the files named COPYING.