[SOLVED] Update Manager won't ignore specific update

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Fuzzy
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[SOLVED] Update Manager won't ignore specific update

Postby Fuzzy » Tue Aug 08, 2017 7:45 pm

There is a "mint-search-addon" showing up in my Update Manager, which "enhances the results given by google" and "Currently supports Firefox, Flock, and Songbird." - it is a level 1 update.

I don't use Google search. I have asked Update Manager to "Ignore updates for this package". The update will disappear from the Update Manager for an hour...two? Three? Four? a day? And then returns. It is not listed as a security update, so I'm confused as to why it won't be "ignored".

I was tempted to uninstall (complete removal) the "mint-search-addon" - however, package manager shows that the mint-search-addon installed files into:
/usr/share/linuxmint/
/usr/share/linuxmint/mint-search-addon/

Besides the Firefox, Flock, and Songbird folders.

Am I safe to remove this from my system - or is it performing some other non-internet-browser function as well?

Thanks,
Fuzzy
Last edited by Fuzzy on Sun Aug 13, 2017 2:53 pm, edited 1 time in total.

Penn
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Re: Update Manager won't ignore specific update

Postby Penn » Wed Aug 09, 2017 11:39 am

Known bug. viewtopic.php?f=238&t=249290&p

Shortened version to mark packages as being held from updates directly in apt use

Code: Select all

sudo apt-mark hold (package name)


With, of course, (package name) being whatever package you want to ignore without parentheses.

If it is safe to remove you may be able to determine using Synaptic Package Manager (properties of package) to see if it has dependants (packages that use it as a dependency) which are critical.

Fuzzy
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Re: Update Manager won't ignore specific update

Postby Fuzzy » Wed Aug 09, 2017 1:51 pm

Thanks Penn - I tried the apt-mark command - and like using "ignore" in Synaptic, it appeared to work for a few hours, and now it is back again.

Not sure what else to try unless I do a full uninstall of mint-search-addon.

I'll wait just a little longer in case other thoughts come along.

Thanks again for your time!

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Re: Update Manager won't ignore specific update

Postby Fuzzy » Sun Aug 13, 2017 2:53 pm

I ended up just uninstalling the "mint-search-addon" - so far - no problems, and everything seems resolved. Marking as "SOLVED". Thanks!


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