(New to Linux/ Ubuntu) "Update manager": how to find it and work with it in Kubuntu?

Phil Bieber philbieber at gmail.com
Fri Nov 23 11:47:15 UTC 2007

On Nov 23, 2007 11:48 AM, Bas Roufs <basroufs at gmail.com> wrote:
> Esteemed members of the Kubuntu user group
> Several comments that came in after my recent mail on Thunderbird
> pointed on the possibility to update software from the 'Kubuntu' or
> 'Ubuntu' 7.10 'repository' by means of the regular 'update manager': not
> only for Thunderbird, but also for other software updates. I understood
> this would be a way to update without endangering the system stability.
> To such an system stability approach I attach much importance. I
> understood also that the Thunderbird update that is available in the
> repository, is at present. One or two times I did find somewhere
> and somehow an 'update manager'. However, I do not always manage to find
> it when I'm looking for it :-). Moreover, I am not convinced that I
> already CORRECTLY used it, because I still have version on my
> laptop, although I did one or two times something with that update
> manager :-). I can work with TB, version now, having
> successfully installed all the dictionaries I need. However, once some
> newer version is available in the repository, it could be useful to
> download and install it correctly. The same applies, of course, for
> other software.
> My question now is: where/ how can I find this 'update manager' when I
> need it?  Moreover, once I will find it: how can I correctly download
> AND install such updates?
> If replies come in to this question, I will be able to review and answer
> them after this weekend. Have a good Full Moon weekend all of you!
> Respectfully Yours,
> Bas.
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Hi Bas,
the update-manager is a system tool keep you system up to date without
the need to go to the command line. KUbuntu usually announces updates
in the lower right notification area. If this is not the case, you can
use Adept Manager.
In Adept, there is a button to reload the current packages in the
repositories and a button label "Mark Updates" and the apply the

You will find Adept in the K Menue -> System Tools

I'm not too firm with the correct wording right now, as I don't have
KUbuntu anymore...

If you have further questions, don't hesitate to ask them!

You, too, have a good weekend!
Philipp Bieber
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