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

Bas Roufs basroufs at gmail.com
Fri Nov 23 10:48:39 GMT 2007


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 2.0.0.8 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 2.0.0.6 on my 
laptop, although I did one or two times something with that update 
manager :-). I can work with TB 2.0.0.6, 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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