[wishlist] Update-manager should allow to ignore misc updates

Bug #164681 reported by Victor on 2007-11-23
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update-manager (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: update-manager

There are things not wanted to be updated. Especially some large updates in case of expensive traffic.
Thus it would be good idea to allow user to hide non-critical updates

Such feature is implemented for example in m$ windows updater

Changed in update-manager:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist

This seems like a very sound idea for LTS releases.

Basing the "critical"/"urgent"/"important" updates on CVEs or similar could be one way of implementation.

Changed in update-manager:
status: New → Confirmed
Kent Tong (kent-tong) wrote :

I am not running the update-manager nor a GUI. I need the "apt-get upgrade" to work on critical updates only for our servers.

Therefore, I am not sure if this is really a duplicate...

Victor (vmato) wrote :

The matter is not only in priority of updates. For example I may want to prohibit updates of OpenOffice - in such case OpenOffice updates should be ignored even when all updates are configured for automatic installation

Matthew Paul Thomas (mpt) wrote :

Blocking updates permanently (or at least, until the next Ubuntu version) is bug 90105.

Robert Roth (evfool) wrote :

With the current release, updates are categorized as Recommended, Security, Optional, etc, and you can select/deselect all updates in the categories. As mpt has mentioned, permanently ignoring an update is tracked in bug #90105, so what else needs to be done to get this fixed?
Ubuntu Bug Squad volunteer triager

Changed in update-manager (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Incomplete
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

[Expired for update-manager (Ubuntu) because there has been no activity for 60 days.]

Changed in update-manager (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Expired
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