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Old 11-17-2006, 10:48 AM   #1
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How do I make icedove go away?

I don't want icedove or any of that installed. I am perfectly happy keeping Thunderbird at How do I make sure none of those icedove packages are installed? I run Debian Testing.

Old 11-17-2006, 11:47 AM   #2
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Don't upgrade.
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Do a dpkg --get-selections |grep -i thunderbird to figure out what the exact package name is (mozilla-thunderbird or thunderbird, I don't recall).

Then do aptitude hold mozilla-thunderbird (or thunderbird, whichever the package name is).

Other than that, you could uninstall it and install the "Official" Thunderbird from mozilla's website. Or try to find an unofficial repository that has thunderbird in it.
Old 11-17-2006, 01:12 PM   #4
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Have you tried "pinning" Thunderbird?

The Apt Howto is kind of wordy and really long, but it does have a pretty decent section on "pinning" versions of programs you do not want to upgrade.

You could try this, but the disadvantage would be you wouldn't get any upstream upgrades from Mozilla.
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IceDove is the same thing as Thunderbird just with a different name.

If you hold/pin Thunderbird you won't be getting any security updates, unless you are using the official Mozilla Thunderbird.

What's the big deal about updating to IceDove?


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