update-manager Man page

UPDATE-MANAGER(8) System Manager’s Manual UPDATE-MANAGER(8)

NAME

update-manager – graphical management of software packages updates

SYNOPSIS

update-manager [options]

DESCRIPTION

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.

OPTIONS

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
Show version

–data-dir=DATA_DIR
Directory that contains the data files

-c, –check-dist-upgrades
Check if a new distribution release is available

-d, –devel-release
Check if upgrading to the latest devel release is possible

-p, –proposed
Upgrade using the latest proposed version of the release
upgrader

–no-focus-on-map
Do not focus on map when starting

-s, –sandbox
Test the upgrade with a sandbox aufs overlay, without changing
the filesystem.

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

SEE ALSO

Synaptic, sources.list, aptitude

AUTHORS
update-manager was developed by Michael Vogt with var‐
ious contributors (see AUTHORS file)

This manual page was originally written by Bruno Mangin and Michael
Vogt .

COPRYRIGHT

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.

April 15, 2010 UPDATE-MANAGER(8)