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Old 06-18-2006, 07:49 PM   #1
smannell
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Adept Package Manager Documentation?


I've just installed Kubuntu 6.06, and I can't seem to find documentation for Adept anywhwere on my system, or anywhere online for that matter. If someone can point me to a user guide, I would appreciate it. Alternatively, if the documentation is out of date, does anyone know how to tell adept to ignore an update to an installed package? I had a lot of trouble getting the ATI drivers working, and I don't want to update the fglrx-kernel-source package now that I finally have things working. The icon in the system tray always says "1 update available", even though I told it to "do nothing" with this package. I'd like to filter it out completely if possible. If I change my /etc/apt/sources.list and comment out the repository that contains the package, the update icon disappears, but it comes back when I turn it on to hunt for other stuff. I also edited /etc/default/linux-restricted-modules-common and added fglrx to the "DISABLED_MODULES" list, but that didn't seem to do anything. Does adept use this file? If so do I need to add the entire package name to the list? I'm used to rpm based systems like Suse & Red Hat, so I'm still a little fuzzy when it comes to .deb, apt, adept, synaptic, aptitude, etc.
 
Old 06-19-2006, 01:10 PM   #2
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Adept is crippled. Use Synaptic instead, and you can easily ignore updates for certain packages.

Synaptic > Package > Lock Version
 
Old 06-20-2006, 12:07 AM   #3
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Thanks for the tip. I've been using synaptic to install/remove stuff; it's just that the adept update icon was showing up in the system tray. I discovered I can hide that particular icon in the system tray so it'll quit bugging me about an update I don't want. That being said, is there a way to have synaptic notify me when updates are available, or will I just have to run it periodically & check for myself? Usually, I like being informed when updates come out, just not for that particular package.
 
Old 06-20-2006, 12:28 AM   #4
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Hm. I'm not sure if, since Adept and Synaptic are frontends for the same process (apt-get/dpkg), locking a package version in Synaptic will affect the Adept update notifier.

If not, I guess you could uninstall the Adept update notifier and install the Synaptic one:
Code:
sudo aptitude update
sudo aptitude remove adept
sudo aptitude install update-notifier
 
Old 06-20-2006, 08:10 AM   #5
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I already removed adept, I don't need multiple package managers. The update-notifier appears to be what I'm looking for. Now I just have to decide if I want all those extra gnome libraries complicating things. I never seem to manage to get by with just KDE or just Gnome. Thanks for the info.
 
Old 07-15-2006, 09:06 PM   #6
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Docking update-notifier

Hey Guys,

I'm getting the same problem and finally my 3d accelerations is working and I don't want to update fglrx packages. but... I tried to remove adept notifier and install update-notifier but this last dont dock on kicker panel so I dont know about updates in real time like adept.

do you know how to fix this, and dock the update-notifier like in SuSE Linux?
 
  


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