Hello. I have a question to ask you.
Regarding Linux Ubuntu v. 11.10 64-bit, when you have to 'manually' download the files or folders (usually in a zip-like file format) "packages" like software or drivers you wish to install on Ubuntu with the Ubuntu Archive Manager; does Ubuntu in some manner or capacity automatically track updates to those 'manually' installed programs as those typically found in Ubuntu Software Center where these programs that are automatically installed are indeed update tracked? Please explain.
NOTE: I have recently learned that Synoptic Package Manager has been removed and no longer installed by default as a separate component of Ubuntu starting with Ubuntu version 11.10. It has been integrated with Ubuntu Software Center to be more comprehensive source for Ubuntu compliant programs to install. However, you can use the Ubuntu Software Center to install Synoptic Package Manager if you wish.