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I am using Ubuntu12.04 and I installed lots of pkg.

I want to update only one specific pkg.

I tried using

 $apt-get update pkgname
 E: The update command takes no arguments

so then I tried

$apt-get update

all pkg updated successfully.

Is there any another command to update only one specific pkg?

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try apt-get install pkgname. –  user1146332 Sep 11 '12 at 12:57

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apt-get update does not update a package, it updates the package database. And like user1146332 said using install the package automatically updates it too as it fetches the lates version of it.

PS: You have to do an update first to assure you know what the latest versions of the packages actually are.

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It only fetches the latest version from the configured repositories and only if not told otherwise via pinning. –  scai Sep 11 '12 at 13:30
I doubt it's the case here, I guess it's the default apt.conf –  vitiv Sep 11 '12 at 13:42

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