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Old 01-27-2008, 12:09 PM   #1
sycamorex
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debian update-notifier


Hi

I don't get an update-nofitication icon automatically on the gnome desktop. The package update-notifier is installed. I also ran 'software-properties' and the option 'check for updates automatically' is set on daily. To get the notification I need to run 'apt-get update' and then after a minute the icon appears on the desktop.

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Old 01-27-2008, 12:45 PM   #2
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My position is that the update-notifier is for people who are mainly concerned that Linux should be "just like windows." It'll never see the light of day on any system that I use or assist in maintaining.

Once a week, or so, ...
# aptitude update
# aptitude full-upgrade
... will keep you current.

If you've been using the obsolete apt-get, you should run "# aptitude keep-all" once before converting to aptitude.

If you use Gnome, I suppose you could activate the update-notifier using the gnome-applets GUI app.
 
  


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