View Full Version : [ubuntu] how to remove transitional package from update list?

March 13th, 2012, 08:57 PM
This is a really minor issue but bugs me all the same. Each time there are updates for my system there is always one package which appears (in Update Manager) which I can neither remove nor install. It's listed as Transitional mplayer and I cannot tick the box beside it.

Any ideas?

March 14th, 2012, 01:17 AM
Find that package in synaptic and mark it then go to the package tab and find lock version.After that package will not be updated.

March 15th, 2012, 09:31 PM
Mark it for upgrade, removal or complete removal?

If I mark it for upgrade synaptic tells me that gecko-mediaplayer and gnome-mplayer will be removed and mplayer2 installed. I'm not sure if this is a good or bad thing or how it will affect my default media player (smplayer).