[Bug 1140597] [NEW] "New version is available" notification should be disabled

MestreLion launchpad at rodrigosilva.com
Sat Mar 2 20:01:54 UTC 2013

Public bug reported:

boinc, when installed via Software Center, should not by default show
"New Version is available" notifications, since this points to the
Berkley upstream install script, which when installed does not properly
replace the one installed via SC. In fact, some sources state they
cannot co-exist and conflicts will occur if you follow the "update"

Software installed via Ubuntu's SC/apt should be updated only via
update-manager, as any other package. Actually, notification should not
only be disabled by default but also be completely stripped from GUI, to
avoid a new user enabling it while poki...exploring Tools > Options.

Self-updating software is for upstream versions only. For Ubuntu repos,
there's a package management system already :)

** Affects: boinc (Ubuntu)
     Importance: Undecided
         Status: New

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