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Old 09-13-2006, 09:54 AM   #1
carlosinfl
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Debian Update Manager


It seems that Debian has integrated some nasty stuff from it's younger brother "Ubuntu". Now there is this pesky notification deal of updates that sits on the Gnome panel and annoys me.

You can see a screenshot of it here.

I have disabled update notifications but the fact that I still see it there bothers me. Can we not remove this from our system? Anyone know if this is possible? If I wanted to update/upgrade my box, I would use APT-GET.

Thanks for any assistance.
 
Old 09-13-2006, 10:43 AM   #2
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I removed it from mine. Can't remember how, but it wasn't complicated. Probably right-click, and "Remove from Panel"
 
Old 09-13-2006, 01:19 PM   #3
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OK. This has absolutely nothing to do with your question, but I had to ask. What GNOME theme are you running? Do the icons on the bottom bar and side of the screen come with it? I kinda like the setup.
 
Old 09-13-2006, 03:14 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by rickh
I removed it from mine. Can't remember how, but it wasn't complicated. Probably right-click, and "Remove from Panel"
I did the following...

Code:
cwilliams@cwilliams:~$ sudo apt-get remove --purge update-manager
Password:
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree... Done
The following packages will be REMOVED
  update-manager* update-notifier*
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 2 to remove and 89 not upgraded.
Need to get 0B of archives.
After unpacking 2534kB disk space will be freed.
Do you want to continue [Y/n]? y
(Reading database ... 79703 files and directories currently installed.)
Removing update-notifier ...
Purging configuration files for update-notifier ...
Removing update-manager ...
dpkg - warning: while removing update-manager, directory `/usr/share/update-manager' not empty so not removed.
dpkg - warning: while removing update-manager, directory `/var/lib/update-manager' not empty so not removed.
cwilliams@cwilliams:~$ sudo apt-get remove --purge update-notifier
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree... Done
Package update-notifier is not installed, so not removed
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 89 not upgraded.
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Originally Posted by SAZMan
OK. This has absolutely nothing to do with your question, but I had to ask. What GNOME theme are you running? Do the icons on the bottom bar and side of the screen come with it? I kinda like the setup.
That is gDesklets running...Other than that I am running Gnome 2.14 very basic. Just install gDesklets & gDesklets-data.
 
Old 09-14-2006, 03:47 AM   #5
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Just one thing. Instead of sudo, did you try a full root login and try to remove this?
 
Old 09-14-2006, 07:25 AM   #6
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I beleive it is already removed, no?
 
Old 09-14-2006, 09:27 AM   #7
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Code:
dpkg - warning: while removing update-manager, directory `/usr/share/update-manager' not empty so not removed.
dpkg - warning: while removing update-manager, directory `/var/lib/update-manager' not empty so not removed.
These warnings indicate that dpkg doesn't have sufficient permissions to remove those directories.

As I said try as root.
 
Old 09-14-2006, 01:59 PM   #8
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No, it just means that files were added to that directory (or incorrectly no associated with that package.)

That is a feature.

Say a package install a config file in /etc

When that package is removed you would not want it taking /etc with it would you?
 
  


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