MOTD not updating on Ubuntu 14.04.4 LTS

April 5, 2016 2.2k views
Linux Basics Miscellaneous DigitalOcean Ubuntu

It’s not a huge issue, but after SSHing into my DO server I am greeting by a message stating “x” amount of updates are able to be installed.

After running sudo apt-get update then sudo apt-get upgrade and logging out the message still persists.

Do I have to wait until the ~next~ day for it to disappear - or what makes the messages not occur?

1 Answer

I have never run into this myself but I found this post that talks about the exact issue you’re encountering.

In short, this has been shown for some people to resolve the issue:

sudo aptitude update
sudo aptitude safe-upgrade
  • Worked like a charm - thank you for the reply it was driving me crazy!

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