Prior to Loki, you were shown details about what was getting updated. Is there a way in Loki AppCenter to see the specifics prior to clicking the update button?


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As for now, this should be a feature request for now as there is no such possibility.

However, as a workaround you can check applicable updates with apt list --upgradable in a terminal window:

user@host:~$ apt list --upgradable
Listing... Done
linux-generic/xenial-updates,xenial-security amd64 [upgradable from:]
linux-headers-generic/xenial-updates,xenial-security amd64 [upgradable from:]
linux-image-generic/xenial-updates,xenial-security amd64 [upgradable from:]
linux-libc-dev/xenial-updates,xenial-security 4.4.0-51.72 amd64 [upgradable from: 4.4.0-47.68]
linux-tools-common/xenial-updates,xenial-updates,xenial-security,xenial-security 4.4.0-51.72 all [upgradable from: 4.4.0-47.68]
linux-tools-virtual/xenial-updates,xenial-security amd64 [upgradable from:]

One may fire up a terminal and issue a command prior to updating from app-center: sudo tail -f /var/log/apt/history.log /var/log/apt/term.log

Then you will see what is going on

  • Actually I think this is only useful to check what has been done not to check before clicking on the update button.
    – lemonslice
    Nov 18, 2016 at 7:43

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