Update manager package

George Farris farrisg at cc.mala.bc.ca
Tue Mar 22 10:31:08 CST 2005

On Tue, 2005-03-22 at 01:15 +0100, Hugo Josefson wrote:
> George Farris wrote:
> > I'm thinking the update-manager and update-notifier should depend on a
> > different sources.list file.  I often have a number of repositories
> > enabled at any given time and don't want them included in the checks for
> > system updates.  This way one could use Synaptic for installing all
> > manor of software and never be worried the update-manager is going to
> > blow up their system:-).
> you should probably rather use /etc/apt/preferences to set different 
> priorities for different repositories. see "man apt_preferences".
> then you can "apt-get update && apt-get dist-upgrade" at any time, or 
> use update-manager and update-notifier.

Ah thanks wasn't aware of that.  Possibly a better default setting might
have helped, especially for new users of Ubuntu.

George Farris   farrisg at mala.bc.ca
Malaspina University-College

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