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Old 11-18-2019, 04:17 PM   #16
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The icon was red just now and I got this output in the terminal:

from

Code:
sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade && sudo apt full-upgrade
"blindly" doing full-upgrade is not always the best idea

from man apt
Quote:
upgrade (apt-get(8))
upgrade is used to install available upgrades of all packages currently installed on the system from the sources
configured via sources.list(5). New packages will be installed if required to satisfy dependencies, but existing packages
will never be removed. If an upgrade for a package requires the removal of an installed package the upgrade for this
package isn't performed.

full-upgrade (apt-get(8))
full-upgrade performs the function of upgrade but will remove currently installed packages if this is needed to upgrade
the system as a whole.
most of the time it is fine, but it could result in something unexpected.

best to
Code:
sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade
note the end status report about the "not upgraded"
and review what is still outstanding ( if any ) with
Code:
apt list --upgradable
or you could go straight to

Code:
sudo apt full-upgrade
breaking it down like this means you are more informed about what is going on.

but as I said, most of the time it doesn't matter
 
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Old 04-29-2020, 05:41 AM   #17
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Package updater indicator's default settings refers to gnome-packagekit's /usr/bin/gpk-update-viewer. If you are not using gnome, but another DE, you can use synaptic-exec if you have that installed.
 
Old 04-29-2020, 06:33 AM   #18
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Package updater indicator's default settings refers to gnome-packagekit's /usr/bin/gpk-update-viewer. If you are not using gnome, but another DE, you can use synaptic-exec if you have that installed.
Hi Dx2 Ranged. I don't see 'gpk-update-viewer' package in my /usr/bin/. The updater is running fine - it ran today, informing me of 4 packages to update. I updated them via the terminal and the system tray update icon eventually went away.
 
Old 04-29-2020, 07:05 AM   #19
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I know but I mentioned it if you want to install via gui with package-update-indicator and not via a terminal.

Last edited by Dx2 Ranged; 04-29-2020 at 07:06 AM. Reason: typo
 
Old 04-29-2020, 07:15 AM   #20
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I know but I mentioned it if you want to install via gui with package-update-indicator and not via a terminal.
Ah, I see. :-)

BTW - what package needs to be installed to get '/usr/bin/gpk-update-viewer'?
 
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Gnome-packagekit. Personally I don't like it and prefer Synaptic.

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Old 04-30-2020, 01:58 AM   #22
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Gnome-packagekit. Personally I don't like it and prefer Synaptic.
I just checked, the gnome-packagekit was already installed.
 
  


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