jf_byrnes at comcast.net
Fri Jan 22 03:28:26 UTC 2010
Emil Payne wrote:
> Jim Byrnes wrote:
>> Emil Payne wrote:
>>> Jim Byrnes wrote:
>>>> Shortly after installing Unbuntu I used the Synaptic Package Manager to
>>>> install Thunderbird 18.104.22.168. I've since manually installed version 3
>>>> and want to remove the earlier version.
>>>> I went to the package manager and marked it for removal. At the final
>>>> step I see this message:
>>>> 13 packages will be held back and not upgraded
>>>> 1 package will be removed
>>>> What is the significance of the 13 packages being "held back"?
>>>> Will this mess with my 3.0 installation at all?
>>>> Thanks, Jim
>>> Normally it means that there are 13 updates waiting to be applied but
>>> you haven't given it permission. Check your update option, it should
>>> tell you that there are 13 updates and let you chose which one. Or mark
>>> all and then go back and unmark any you don't want. Although, if you
>>> really don't want an update you might consider just removing or
>>> completely removing the package you don't want.
>> I looked in the Thunderbird preferences and under Automatically check
>> for updates, Thunderbird is checked but it is greyed out. When ever
>> Ubuntu's Update Manager has notified me of updates I have given it
>> permission to perform the updates.
>> Or is there somewhere else I should be looking?
>> Thanks, Jim
> These are probably not Thunderbird updates. They are updates for other
> things. You do have notifications from package manager, but sometimes
> you may see the updates in synaptic before you see them in package
> manager. In synaptic there is a big button near the top that sys
> something like "Mark all updates". Click on that and you should see
> what the updates are. If not, then click in the bottom left on "custom
> filters" then above it on the "marked changes" tab. Just make sure your
> "quick search" filter is empty.
I followed your instructions and it showed one package (acroread) that
needed updating. Not what I expected but now I know a little bit more
about using Ubuntu. Thanks for showing me that.
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