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Old 11-16-2007, 07:31 PM   #1
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Is it really an important security update?

Hi! I am a Feisty Fawn user. Normally I accept whatever upgrades Ubuntu offers when I reboot, but I keep getting bugged about this one. On the update manager it shows up like this:

Important security updates

[ ... ]

English_american language packet for
From version 0.5.4-0ubuntu8.1 to 0.5.4.-0ubuntu8.2

I don't want to use "American" (by which I suppose they mean US) English. Why is this called a security update? Is there any way I can notify whoever that, no thank you, I'm passing this one up and don't want to hear about it again? It's funny, I don't get similar offers to enhance my security with Canadian, Australian, Indian, Jamaican, or English English.

This update I don't want keeps on being offered to me every day... Very annoying. What to do?
Old 11-17-2007, 12:08 PM   #2
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I think you can use Synaptic (the package manager front-end, found from your settings/admin menu somewhere) to specify packages that should not be upgraded automatically. The usual use is to add kernel packages there if you don't want to have your kernel upgraded from time to time, for example if it's working fine and upgrading it would force you to do reinstallation of some drivers (graphics, wireless, ...) I assume you could add that package to the list and have the updater tool just not care about it. Assumptions only, I'm afraid, because I don't remember well - but check it out.

I'm not sure why it is a "security update" if it is like you say, but of course it's possible the package (old one I mean) contains something that may be misused, and is fixed in the latter package. If you install the package, however, it doesn't mean you're forced to use the US language - it's probably just a support for that. Therefore you would be easiest off by upgrading it when asked.


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