Ubuntu – Sudo apt-get update gives me the same list everytime


I upgraded by the command:

sudo apt-get upgrade

After the update finished, the result is the same; the next time I run the command, the same result appears, something like:

Ign http://security.ubuntu.com trusty-security InRelease
Ign http://in.archive.ubuntu.com trusty-proposed/universe Translation-en_IN
Fetched 217 kB in 1min 21s (2,648 B/s)
Reading package lists... Done

I searched for a solution, but it seems I am the only one with this problem. If this question is a duplicate, could someone give me a link to the original question?

Best Answer

  • apt-get update downloads the package lists from the repositories and updates them to get information on the newest versions of packages and their dependencies. It will do this for all repositories and PPAs.

    From man apt-get

    Used to re-synchronize the package index files from their sources. The indexes of
    available packages are fetched from the location(s) specified in /etc/apt
    /sources.list(5). An update should always be performed before an upgrade or dist-upgrade.

    So basically it shows only the repositories that has been updated