How can I turn off an unwanted MintUpdate package?

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How can I turn off an unwanted MintUpdate package?

Postby locutus on Sun Sep 21, 2008 9:57 pm

There is a nasty bug in Ubuntu's current NFS-share app. I've updated to a patch that I had to compile, it mostly works properly now. But MintUpdate is showing it's icon in the unlocked position, saying there is 1 important update to do, but I don't want it! I've tried clearing it, unchecking it... but the update notice keeps comiing back. How can I get rid of it?
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Re: How can I turn off an unwanted MintUpdate package?

Postby deadguy on Sun Sep 21, 2008 10:14 pm

Hi Locutus,

well, you could try "pinning" the app like Cmost describes here.

Cheers,


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Re: How can I turn off an unwanted MintUpdate package?

Postby Fred on Sun Sep 21, 2008 10:41 pm

Here is another way. In a terminal:

sudo echo PackageName hold|dpkg --set-selections


To list packages on hold:

sudo dpkg --get-selections | grep hold


To take a package off hold:

sudo echo PackageName install|dpkg --set-selections

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