[wishlist] confusing behavior regarding preferred version

Bug #312515 reported by Michael Shulman on 2008-12-30
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update-manager (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: update-manager

As noted in a comment to bug 175192, if the version preferences are set in synaptic so that there exist possible updates which will not be installed, then update-manager displays its star icon and claims there are updates to install, but when clicking "Install Updates" nothing happens and the possible updates are still displayed. I found this very confusing until I discovered the above-mentioned comment and realized what was happening. Perhaps when this happens update-manager could display a message informing the user that certain possible updates will not be installed due to version preferences?

Ubuntu 8.10
update-manager 1:0.93.35

description: updated
Michele Mangili (mangilimic) wrote :

Thanks for reporting this bug and any supporting documentation. Since this bug has enough information provided for a developer to begin work, I'm going to mark it as confirmed and let them handle it from here. Thanks for taking the time to make Ubuntu better!

Changed in update-manager:
status: New → Confirmed
Michele Mangili (mangilimic) wrote :

Anyway I'm going to change the title of this report since it is an improvement request of this software.

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