View Full Version : Ubuntuzilla versus update manager

July 24th, 2009, 08:04 AM

(cross posting here to see if more help available - see this thread for couple of responses so far:
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1220668 )

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, Ubuntu's built-in 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.

Screenshot attached.

Many thanks in advance.

July 24th, 2009, 10:22 AM
Like you I've used Ubuntuzilla to install FF 3.5.1 which I run as the default browser and I too received the FF 3.0 updates. I installed the 3.0 updates and did not experience any issues or problems.

July 24th, 2009, 10:36 AM
Cool - I'll give it a go, because the update manager keeps prodding me and prodding me!


July 24th, 2009, 02:18 PM
see the ubuntuzilla website for a faq about this - letting synaptic do its thing is quite safe. :)

July 25th, 2009, 07:29 AM
Cheers - did what you both said, all sorted now