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Old 08-09-2007, 08:11 PM   #1
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yum update notification (FC7)


After google, reading the wiki and searching here failed on me I have to ask.....

As a refugee from a distro too close to Redmond now I have trouble to enable the notification when an update is available (and I know that it wasn't installed automatically as updates were available as I got them when I started pup).

All I know is that there is something called puplet which works with yum but how do I get that running? Sure, no big deal to check sometimes for available updates but an automatic notification would be nicer. (I'm using KDE as desktop if that matters)

Thanks in advance!

Juergen
 
Old 08-10-2007, 10:05 AM   #2
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Puplet should be installed by default. But, let's check if it's installed.

From a command prompt, type:

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which puplet
If the response is something like:

Code:
 /usr/bin/puplet
it's already installed. If the response is something like:

Code:
no puplet in (/usr/lib/qt-3.3/bin:/usr/kerberos/sbin.../other/directories: )
then it's not installed.

If it's not installed, it should be available via yum.
Code:
sudo yum install puplet
We can now configure puplet to load automatically when KDE starts. We need to create a link to the puplet executable in the .kde/Autostart folder in our home directory.

This can be done like so:

Code:
cd ~/.kde/Autostart

ln -ns /path/to/the/puplet/executable ~/.kde/Autostart/puplet
In my case, the /path/to/the/puplet/executable is /usr/bin/puplet.

The next time you log into KDE, puplet should be visible in your system tray.
 
Old 08-10-2007, 06:58 PM   #3
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yum update notification (FC7, KDE) - solved

sleepyEDB,

thanks a lot for the detailed and helpful response! It was already installed and your "procedure" did a perfect job. No Icon to see but there's a gap and a pop-up showed me that there are updates available.

I really like Fedora 7 and I will soon replace Kubuntu currently running on my server with it too. Not that Kubuntu is bad but I don't like how they handle some stuff and as a server it just isn't right (plus it's easier to just learn the ins and outs of one distro).

Juergen

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Old 08-11-2007, 03:48 PM   #4
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My puplet doesn't always show up in the sytem tray either, and I too have the gap. I thought it was just me, so I didn't mention the gap in the procedure.

By the way...you can use the above procedure for any other executable/program that you want to open when KDE starts...even things like scripts (shell, perl, python, etc.) that you've written on your own.

Glad I could help,


sleepy

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Old 08-11-2007, 05:40 PM   #5
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sleepyEDB,

thanks again!

I'm a bit surprised that they don't install it by default as it's something I'd consider important...

Just did an install on my laptop (from live CD as it doesn't have a DVD drive). No icon there either but the zydas wireless support works......

Juergen
 
  


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