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  1. Speaking of Mandriva 2008 updates

    How do I keep Mandriva 2008 from alerting me about updates for software or
    programs that I don't use, or should I just do the updates anyway? If I
    select not to install them they just come back next time it checks for
    updates.

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    Registered Linux User #267152


  2. Re: Speaking of Mandriva 2008 updates

    JTJersey writes:

    >How do I keep Mandriva 2008 from alerting me about updates for software or
    >programs that I don't use, or should I just do the updates anyway? If I
    >select not to install them they just come back next time it checks for
    >updates.


    Well, one way would be to uninstall them.
    If you have them installed it is probably best to keep them up to date.



  3. Re: Speaking of Mandriva 2008 updates

    On Sun, 13 Jan 2008 02:23:19 GMT, JTJersey wrote:
    > How do I keep Mandriva 2008 from alerting me about updates for software or
    > programs that I don't use,


    What if other programs use the update.

    > or should I just do the updates anyway?


    If me I would let a batch job run while I slept to do the updates.

    > If I select not to install them they just come back next time it checks for
    > updates.


    Yep, click up a terminal
    man urpmi.files



  4. Re: Speaking of Mandriva 2008 updates

    JTJersey wrote:

    > How do I keep Mandriva 2008 from alerting me about updates for
    > software or
    > programs that I don't use, or should I just do the updates
    > anyway? If I select not to install them they just come back
    > next time it checks for updates.
    >

    Right-click on the icon in the taskbar and uncheck 'always launch
    on startup'

    Out of curiousity: why don't you want to keep the install
    updated?

    Syd

  5. Re: Speaking of Mandriva 2008 updates

    Use the skip list - /etc/urpmi/skip.list

    I use this to prevent my zsnes-1.51-2mdv2008.0.i586 installation being
    updated to zsnes-1.51-3mdv2008.0.i586 which has sound issues.

    # Here you can specify the packages that won't be upgraded automatically
    # for example, to exclude all apache packages :
    # /^apache/
    /zsnes*/


    Lardy.


    JTJersey wrote:
    > How do I keep Mandriva 2008 from alerting me about updates for software or
    > programs that I don't use, or should I just do the updates anyway? If I
    > select not to install them they just come back next time it checks for
    > updates.
    >


  6. Re: Speaking of Mandriva 2008 updates

    On 2008-01-13, JTJersey wrote:
    > How do I keep Mandriva 2008 from alerting me about updates for software or
    > programs that I don't use, or should I just do the updates anyway? If I
    > select not to install them they just come back next time it checks for
    > updates.


    If you don't use the packages concerned, uninstall them - Mandriva's
    uninstall GUI warns you about 'dependent' packages that will be
    uninstalled at the same time; if you want to keep any of them, you can
    choose to keep the offending package too, and of course then you really
    should keep it up-dated.

    Some of the inter-dependencies of Mandriva packages can be obscure and
    surprising.

    --
    -- ^^^^^^^^^^
    -- Whiskers
    -- ~~~~~~~~~~

  7. Re: Speaking of Mandriva 2008 updates

    On Sun, 13 Jan 2008 07:29:32 +0000, Syd wrote:

    > JTJersey wrote:
    >
    >> How do I keep Mandriva 2008 from alerting me about updates for software
    >> or
    >> programs that I don't use, or should I just do the updates anyway? If
    >> I select not to install them they just come back next time it checks
    >> for updates.
    >>

    > Right-click on the icon in the taskbar and uncheck 'always launch on
    > startup'
    >
    > Out of curiousity: why don't you want to keep the install updated?
    >
    > Syd


    It's not that I don't want to keep it updated, it's just that over the
    years I've had updates cause problems. Loss of event sounds comes readily
    to mind. I really like this version of Mandriva and I'm hesitant to
    change it for fear of trashing something and having to start all over
    again. It's happened before. It's just that if I don't use a particular
    program why am I updating it and running a risk of something going afoul?
    But like Whiskers, Unruh and Bit Twister noted, there may be dependencies
    I'm not aware of, so I'll just let it do it's thing and hope that Mandriva
    does it's job properly.

    Registered Linux User #267152


  8. Re: Speaking of Mandriva 2008 updates

    JTJersey writes:

    >On Sun, 13 Jan 2008 07:29:32 +0000, Syd wrote:


    >> JTJersey wrote:
    >>
    >>> How do I keep Mandriva 2008 from alerting me about updates for software
    >>> or
    >>> programs that I don't use, or should I just do the updates anyway? If
    >>> I select not to install them they just come back next time it checks
    >>> for updates.
    >>>

    >> Right-click on the icon in the taskbar and uncheck 'always launch on
    >> startup'
    >>
    >> Out of curiousity: why don't you want to keep the install updated?
    >>
    >> Syd


    >It's not that I don't want to keep it updated, it's just that over the
    >years I've had updates cause problems. Loss of event sounds comes readily
    >to mind. I really like this version of Mandriva and I'm hesitant to
    >change it for fear of trashing something and having to start all over
    >again. It's happened before. It's just that if I don't use a particular
    >program why am I updating it and running a risk of something going afoul?
    >But like Whiskers, Unruh and Bit Twister noted, there may be dependencies
    >I'm not aware of, so I'll just let it do it's thing and hope that Mandriva
    >does it's job properly.



    IF you do not use it, uninstall it.
    urpme nameofpackage
    IF other things depend on it, they will get listed on the urprme command,
    and then you can decide. Otherwise, remove it.
    And mandriva has no idea that you are not using it. All it knows is that
    installed it, and must presume you installed it for thepurpose of using it.



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