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Old 11-16-2008, 03:41 PM   #1
zebra90210
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Mandriva 2008 system update indicator


I'm using Mandriva 2008. There is a system update icon in the taskbar (a checkmark or an exclamation sign). I have just installed Audacity, for MP3 editing, but not the one from the 'install/remove software' list. Now, my computer shows me that I need to install the update for Audacity. That version doesn't work and I don't want to update it.
How can I change it so that the system update icon shows 'up-to-date' and doesn't ask me to install the Audacity version I don't want?
 
Old 11-16-2008, 04:02 PM   #2
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Hi check the /etc/urpmi/skip.list file

see the examples within and add the name of the package you want excluded from urpmi.

You need root privs to change it.

Cheers, Glenn
 
Old 11-16-2008, 04:18 PM   #3
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it worked, thank you!

I opened the RUN command, typed in kdesu kwrite
it asked me for a root password
I opened the file called skip.list in /etc/urpmi and I added a last line
/^audacity/

thanks!
 
Old 11-16-2008, 05:47 PM   #4
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Glad to assist, I use it to keep my custom kernel and x-server/graphics configs and driver modules.

It can be very confusing at first...

You think you're doing the right thing by upgrading,
then having to spend time finding the fault and reconfiguring/installing to get the system back.

Cheers, Glenn
 
  


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