[wpkg-users] HowTO prevent Autoupdate on Firefox / Thunderbird

Alexandros Gougousoudis gougousoudis at kh-berlin.de
Mon Feb 26 12:24:17 CET 2007


how do you folks prevent the autoupdate feature from Firefox and 
Thunderbird being running?

The problem here is, that these programs (at the moment Firefox) finds a 
new version ( of itself on the net and tries to install it. The 
user has no admin-rights and the install fails everytime with an ugly 

The Autoupdate can be disabled in the menu, but I can't find the 
corresponding softwareswitch.

I prefer to install the new versions over the wonderful wpkg service, 
rather than giving admin-rights to the users... :-)

Please help.


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