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wearetheborg 11-01-2007 06:42 PM

What is the debian update program called ?
 
In gnome when I log in, there is a program that checks for updates. I dont see it in fluxbox - how can I check for updates there ?

pixellany 11-01-2007 07:39 PM

apt
apt-get
etc.

Open a terminal and try "man apt" or "man apt-get".

686plus 11-01-2007 07:48 PM

apt-get update

THEN

apt-get upgrade *** This will actually install the updates

Check the man page to double check... I'm on windoze right now :mad:

man apt-get

maybe try the --show-upgraded option?

Dutch Master 11-01-2007 07:56 PM

I don't think he means that. Gnome has a tool that checks for updates automagically, the package is called update-notifier. You should be able to invoke it from a rootterminal by its name.

pixellany 11-01-2007 08:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dutch Master (Post 2945132)
I don't think he means that. Gnome has a tool that checks for updates automagically, the package is called update-notifier. You should be able to invoke it from a rootterminal by its name.

Just guessing: "update-notifier" uses apt.

Dutch Master 11-01-2007 08:45 PM

I know. But he didn't inquire about a package manager, he explicitely asked for the "program that checks for updates" :p

Anyway, aptitude is the recommended way by the Debian dev's to update our systems, so I'll stick with that ;)

wearetheborg 11-02-2007 03:07 AM

aptitude is fine (in fact preferable). I did not know it could be used to check for updates :)

Dutch Master 11-02-2007 09:15 AM

Very simple: press u to update the package cache, U to mark all updateable programs and g twice to install the updates. Easy, ain'it? ;) To quit, press q, then y.

randomman 11-08-2007 12:37 AM

i like synaptic (graphical). but you are asking about the notifier (little icon in the corner by the clock). i dont know. i just wanted to mention that i like synaptic.

farslayer 11-08-2007 07:44 AM

for aptitude updates I usually just fire of one command

aptitude update && aptitude upgrade

On a system with a graphical desktop the notifier is nice since it constantly checks for new updates, but command line rules on the servers :)

rickh 11-08-2007 08:19 AM

Since we're just commenting on what we like at this point...

No Desktop system that I ever set up or manage will ever have update-notifier or Synaptic installed. As far as I am concerned GUI package management systems are for rank beginners who have no desire to ever learn anything about serious system management.

randomman 11-08-2007 09:33 AM

outch ... well you are right ... i am still a beginner because i keep avoiding going deep into learning linux. but in my case, i am doing graduate studies in engineering and cannot find good time to focus on learning linux from scratch. the stress of research and studying make mee feel like doing nothing at end of the day.

but lately, i have been thinking about buying "How linux works" book and read it. i think it is a good place to start from scratch. and after that, maybe create LFS (linux from scratch) of my own.


Quote:

Originally Posted by rickh (Post 2952099)
Since we're just commenting on what we like at this point...

No Desktop system that I ever set up or manage will ever have update-notifier or Synaptic installed. As far as I am concerned GUI package management systems are for rank beginners who have no desire to ever learn anything about serious system management.


Dutch Master 11-08-2007 10:04 AM

I suggest to get the O'Reilly book "Running Linux" ISBN 0-596-00272-6 for the basics on Linux.

randomman 11-08-2007 11:35 AM

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Originally Posted by Dutch Master (Post 2952217)
I suggest to get the O'Reilly book "Running Linux" ISBN 0-596-00272-6 for the basics on Linux.

actually, the "how linux works" talks about the linux system architecture and thins tie together to make the system works. as for the adminstration of linux, i prefer to learn by experience by googling everytime i run into a problem


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