Pale Moon 28.7.2 (64-bit)

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Pale Moon 28.7.2 (64-bit)

Unread post by lpermt » 2019-11-04, 00:17

My Pale Moon 28.7.2 on Linux Mint/Cinnamon has decided that it wants to be updated to ... Pale Moon 28.7.2 again and again. I get a popup alert about once a day, and I can't see how to tell it to stop, that it already is at 28.7.2. Is this something known? I haven't found any mention of it here or on the web at large.
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Re: Pale Moon 28.7.2 (64-bit)

Unread post by Pentium4User » 2019-11-06, 09:25

Show the output of

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dpkg -l |grep palemoon
if you installed it using the repository.

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Re: Pale Moon 28.7.2 (64-bit)

Unread post by moonbat » 2019-11-06, 09:51

Pentium4User wrote:
2019-11-06, 09:25
Show the output of

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dpkg -l |grep palemoon
if you installed it using the repository.
He didn't, if he had then updates would be done through the system's built in update manager. The built in updater is only used by the standalone version that you extract from an archive instead of installing from a repository.
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Re: Pale Moon 28.7.2 (64-bit)

Unread post by stevepusser » 2019-11-06, 21:53

The OP could be talking about a native Mint apt update notifier if they added my repo, but they also didn't say what version of Mint they were using. I see the Ubuntu18.04/Mint 19 64-bit package was built only once, back on 29 October, but it also tells me that the Ubuntu 16.04/Mint 18 package was last rebuilt only a day ago. These rebuilds get triggered automatically in the OBS repo if Ubuntu pushes security updates to any of PM's build-depends, and apparently the updater is looking at the date of the build as well as the version number.

I don't know if what options your GUI package manager offers about blocking the upgrades, but you can use "apt-mark" in a terminal instead:
1. Disable/Lock Package Using 'apt-mark' with hold/unhold Option

hold – this option used to mark a package as held back, which will block the package from being installed, upgraded or removed.
unhold – this option used to remove a previously set hold on a package and allow to install, upgrade and remove package.

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sudo apt-mark hold palemoon

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Re: Pale Moon 28.7.2 (64-bit)

Unread post by lpermt » 2019-11-07, 22:40

moonbat wrote:
2019-11-06, 09:51
Pentium4User wrote:
2019-11-06, 09:25
Show the output of

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dpkg -l |grep palemoon
if you installed it using the repository.
He didn't, if he had then updates would be done through the system's built in update manager. The built in updater is only used by the standalone version that you extract from an archive instead of installing from a repository.
Right, this is the version that is installed in the user's home directory, and is updated independently of the Mint apt/synaptic system.
I did a search through the palemoon directory for the string "28.7." and got a lot of hits for both 28.7.2 as well as 28.7.1 but the latter seem all to be associated with backups of extensions (especially Update Scanner).
The program itself (Help=>About Pale Moon) knows it is 28.7.2.

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