On my Ubuntu 16.04 Desktop, I regularly (usually multiple times per week) check for updates via the update manager GUI and install all updates that are shown as available.
Today, and this was definitely not the case yesterday, an update was offered for xe2x80x9ciproute2xe2x80x9d (xe2x80x9cnetworking and traffic control toolsxe2x80x9d).
Sometimes when an update is available, as today, I go to packages.ubuntu.com to check the detailed changelog and its history (which is not accessible in the GUI).
When I checked the package entry from
xenial, the changelog said that the last update was released in 2016. So I checked the entry from
xenial-updates instead, and indeed, there was an item at the top describing version xe2x80x9c4.3.0-1ubuntu3.16.04.4xe2x80x9d which I just received today via the update manager GUI.
Yet the date for that update was given as September 18, 2018. Thatxe2x80x99s already two full months back! How can this happen? Updates may be delivered to the GUI as part of staged roll-outs, but two full months is quite a long time for a xe2x80x9cmediumxe2x80x9d urgency update to arrive in the update manager GUI after release, isnxe2x80x99t it?