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View Poll Results: How often do you update your system?
As soon as I see updates are available 113 61.08%
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Old 09-07-2018, 03:59 AM   #91
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Originally Posted by montagdude View Post

Oh yeah, how this relates to the thread title: slapt-update-notifier will check for updates every hour and notify me if there are any available, at which point I can click the little systray icon and have gslapt come up to do the upgrades. (Don't be confused by the name slapt-update-notifier; it works fine in regular Slackware too.)
Nice to know that's available. For me, the fact that Slackware/slackpkg doesn't notify me about updates is one of the things I like about it. It doesn't assume I want to know, and that I can make my own mind up about when it's convenient for me to check. Nevertheless, it's good that you have to option to have notifications through slapt-get if you so desire.

Since starting this topic I have three Slack machines. I check for updates whenever is convenient, and that can either be every few days or every few weeks depending on the machine.

Last edited by Lysander666; 09-07-2018 at 04:10 AM.
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Old 09-07-2018, 08:45 AM   #92
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I chose the 2nd option, but another option like "it depends" would have been what I would select,

For me it depends upon the update. If it is for a package I rarely use or does not interact with the 'net', I will update that when what I consider an update to 'critical' package package become available.


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