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July 23rd, 2009, 07:47 AM

I've used the excellent Ubuntuzilla to install Firefox 3.5.1 and Thunderbird, and I have told it to keep me up to date with notifications of new versions etc. I am running Jaunty.

Just now though, Update Manager has offered me a few fixes for Firefox 3.0, which I was able to uncheck in the Update Manager window before allowing it to install the other unrelated fixes.

Is there a way to prevent Update Manager from checking for Firefox updates? I'd hate to click "Install" when there is a big list of updates, and find out that I've screwed my Firefox installation by trying to use some 3.0 components with my 3.5 installation.

Many thanks in advance.

July 23rd, 2009, 08:41 AM
apt-get hold firefox-3.0works for the command line.

but, i don't know if it'll hold packages for update manager, too.

July 23rd, 2009, 12:03 PM
Didn't work for me:

paul@antec:~$ sudo apt-get hold firefox-3.0
[sudo] password for paul:
E: Invalid operation hold

July 23rd, 2009, 12:05 PM
Okay it worked, (well did something) with "-hold" rather than "hold", but it still doesn't seem to have worked:

paul@antec:~$ sudo apt-get -hold firefox-3.0
E: Option -hold: Configuration item specification must have an =<val>.

July 23rd, 2009, 01:47 PM
sorry actually i tried it with aptitude rather than apt, so try

sudo aptitude hold firefox-3.0

July 24th, 2009, 05:17 AM
you don't need to worry about that - just go ahead and let it upgrade ff3.0. it will not affect the ubuntuzilla ff3.5 in any way.

for more info, see the faq on the ubuntuzilla website.