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    Ubuntuzilla versus update manager

    Hi,

    (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 2.0.0.22, 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.
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    Re: Ubuntuzilla versus update manager

    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.

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    Re: Ubuntuzilla versus update manager

    Cool - I'll give it a go, because the update manager keeps prodding me and prodding me!

    Cheers

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    Re: Ubuntuzilla versus update manager

    hi
    see the ubuntuzilla website for a faq about this - letting synaptic do its thing is quite safe.

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    Re: Ubuntuzilla versus update manager

    Cheers - did what you both said, all sorted now

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