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I'm a bit annoyed by the Update Manager. Since I upgraded from 12.04 I get this message, after installing updates:

Message after Updates were installed successfully

I Find it utterly useless. It just another thing that pops in my face. If an update failed I get an error message regardless. Its interface 101 that you don't need a message when everything went well. How do I get rid of it or file a complaint so that it will not be included in future versions?

I know this is a minor thing and really not worth my time but for some reason it really annoys me.

Update: Launchpad Bug

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I know that you can do almost everything with Open Source applications. Take the code of Update Manager , edit it and create .deb packages and install it. Do not expect from me to do this because I don't know :p , but I know that you can modify almost everything in Open Source. –  NikTh Oct 27 '12 at 13:02
    
Sure a patch should be enough. That however has two drawbacks: 1. This way it will not reach users quiet that well. 2. One has to redo the work every time Update manager gets updated itself. The better solution in my eyes would be to fix this from the official side. –  con-f-use Oct 27 '12 at 13:12
    
For the 1st (about users quiet) , yes I accept that. The 2nd (redo the work every time) this can be overcome with the pin of Update-manager from update itself. You can pin any program you want. If you want an official-side solution then consider to open a bug or something. –  NikTh Oct 27 '12 at 13:59
    
A pin would compromise security as the Update manager is a vital program to Ubuntu and gets root privileges on a regular basis. How ever I will consider making a patch when I have the time. An idea on Ubuntu Brainstorm posted as this technically does not constitute a bug. –  con-f-use Oct 27 '12 at 14:49
    
The LaunchPad bug has expired. Is the correct action here to open a new bug and link to the old one? –  Hooked Apr 11 '13 at 14:44

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