Ubuntu Server 14.04.2 LTS: MOTD always displays the same packages to be updated

Posted July 3, 2015 16.7k views
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Since yesterday I always get this message when I log in via SSH:

2 packages can be updated.
0 updates are security updates.

There’s nothing to be updated running apt-get update and apt-get upgrade:

sudo apt-get upgrade
Reading package lists… Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information… Done
Calculating upgrade… Done
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 1 not upgraded.

(1 not upgraded: I can’t find it)

I’ve followed these posts but to no avail:

Ubuntu tells me I have packages to upgrade when I don’t

ubuntu server: SSH banner telling to update packages but nothing to update

Any hints/suggestions?
Thanks in advance.

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This has been reported in a few places online as occuring when kernel updates are available or other updates that are not to be installed for whatever reason. In general, running a sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get dist-upgrade will often resolve this issue.