No way of getting from Update Manager to its settings

Bug #334959 reported by Matthew Paul Thomas on 2009-02-26
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
update-manager (Ubuntu)
Michael Vogt
Michael Vogt

Bug Description

Binary package hint: update-manager

The behavior of Update Manager specifically is controlled by settings in the "Updates" tab of "Software Sources". However, there is no way to get from one to the other -- to, for example, set the option to install security updates without confirmation.

This can be fixed by adding a "Settings…" button to the bottom left corner of the Update Manager window, that opens "Software Sources" to its "Updates" tab.

(Please use a real U+2026 HORIZONTAL ELLIPSIS in "Settings…".)

This is part of the changes desired for Ubuntu's new notification system <>.

Changed in update-manager:
assignee: nobody → mvo
Michael Vogt (mvo) on 2009-03-02
Changed in update-manager:
status: New → Fix Committed
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package update-manager - 1:0.99

update-manager (1:0.99) jaunty; urgency=low

  [ Michael Vogt ]
  * DistUpgrade/
    - enable apport crash capturing during upgrades
  * DistUpgrade/
    - create /var/lib/pycentral/pkgremove before the upgrade to
      help pycentral transition to the new python policy (thanks
      to doko)
  * ensure pidgin-libnotify is ugpraded (LP: #332328)
  * better wording for aborts (thanks to Gabor Kelemen and
    Jean-Baptiste Lallement), LP: #289303
  * wording fixes, thanks to Brian Murray and Gabor Kelemen
    LP: #269583
  * i18n fix, thanks to Gabor Kelemen, LP: #331821
  * support /etc/update-manager/release-upgrades.d/ directory
    for local overrides of the upgrade process. Useful to force
    certain site-specific options (like third party repository
  * allow "[FreeSpace]\nSkipCheck=yes" override to skip free
    space checks (useful for testing)
  * support "[Sources"]\nAllowThirdParty=yes" override to skip
    commenting out of unknown repositories (LP: #147080)
  * debian/*.install:
    - updated for the new python layout (/u/l/p/dist-packages instead of
  * debian/rules:
    - use DH_PYCENTRAL=include-links instead of "nomove"
    - use "--install-layout=deb" in distutils
  * debian/control:
    - use "XS-Python-Version: all" instead of current
  * DistUpgrade/
    - fix modalias path in NvidiaDetector
  * data/glade/
    - add "settings" button
  * UpdateManager/
    - open software-properties when settings button
      is clicked (LP: #334959)
    - keep track of launch times via gconf
  * debian/control:
    - recommend software-properties-gtk

  [ Brian Murray ]
  * DistUpgrade/multiple files:
    - fixed typographical error
  * DistUpgrade/
    - change "Restart required" default to N (LP: #328452)

 -- Michael Vogt <email address hidden> Tue, 03 Mar 2009 12:33:12 +0100

Changed in update-manager:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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