Thursday, 10 January 2013

How to make ubuntu ignore updates for certain packages

If you want , you can ask ubuntu not to keep bugging you for updates to certain packages. For example I dont want ubuntu to keep prompting me for updates to thunderbird, since i dont use thunderbird. So here is how i achieve that:
Goto the ubuntu dash home and goto synaptic package manager and in the search bar in synaptic type your package name (thunderbird here) and select the package and click Package (from the menu bar) and click lock version. Repeat the same for every package you dont want ubuntu to prompt.

If you want ubuntu to never check for updates:

ubuntu dash home -> update manager -> settings (lower left corner) and enter password -> Updates -> in the section Automatically check for updates select never.

This is for ubuntu 12.04 LTS.

But i certainly warn you that swtiching off updates is not a good idea. If possible you should keep atleast security updates. 

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