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Update-Need to refresh to get latest updates [SOLVED]

Post by Catchpole » Sat Feb 17, 2018 1:42 pm

I'm using Linux Mint 18 Sarah (mate).
After boot up the update shield icon shows a tick to say that the system is up to date.
However if I wait a couple of minutes it may turn blue with an (English) exclamation mark ! to say there are updates available.
Or if I right click the shield icon and choose refresh it may say there are updates available.
It never did this with Mint 17.3

Why is there a delay?

Is this normal?
Last edited by Catchpole on Tue Feb 27, 2018 10:36 am, edited 1 time in total.
Desktop Computer:
Motherboard = Gigabyte GA-H61M-USB3V
CPU = Intel i3-3240 3.4GHz
Graphics card = nvidia GEFORCE 210
Mint 17.3 Rosa "Mate desktop" (64bit)
Memory = 8GB

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Re: Update-Need to refresh to get latest updates

Post by JoeFootball » Sat Feb 17, 2018 1:52 pm

Catchpole wrote:Why is there a delay?
Because your package list doesn't immediately auto-refresh after boot by default.
Catchpole wrote:Is this normal?
Quite. If you'd like to adjust the behavior, right-click on its tray icon, select Preferences, then the Auto-Refresh button, and set to your liking. (this is how to do it in Cinnamon, assuming MATE does the same or similar)

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Re: Update-Need to refresh to get latest updates

Post by MrEen » Sat Feb 17, 2018 1:54 pm

The default setting (after booting up) is to refresh the list in 10 minutes, then every 2 hours. If you want, you can change this in Update Manager by clicking on Edit > Preferences > Auto-refresh

I'm guessing this behaviour changed in a newer version of mintupdate as the reason you notice a difference.

EDIT: Late to the party again!

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Re: Update-Need to refresh to get latest updates

Post by Cosmo. » Sat Feb 17, 2018 5:20 pm

The 10 minutes delay after login in is the same in 17.3.

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Re: Update-Need to refresh to get latest updates

Post by Catchpole » Tue Feb 27, 2018 10:36 am

OK. Thanks guys.
I'll mark it as solved.
Desktop Computer:
Motherboard = Gigabyte GA-H61M-USB3V
CPU = Intel i3-3240 3.4GHz
Graphics card = nvidia GEFORCE 210
Mint 17.3 Rosa "Mate desktop" (64bit)
Memory = 8GB

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