Package Updater [Solved]

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Package Updater [Solved]

Postby KitchM » 2020-06-10 19:09

Does anyone know the source of the utility program entitled "Package Updater" found in the System section of the main menu?

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Re: Package Updater

Postby stevepusser » 2020-06-11 02:36

What desktop are you using? With that lackwit generic name, my money's on GNOME.
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Re: Package Updater

Postby Head_on_a_Stick » 2020-06-11 09:35

Try to find the offending .desktop file with
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grep -iR 'package updater' /usr/share/applications

Then use this to find the package to which it belongs:
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apt-file search /usr/share/applications/${name of file}.desktop

Replace ${name of file} with the actual name of the file.
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Re: Package Updater

Postby KitchM » 2020-06-19 15:08

@ stevepusser
Yeah that was my first thought too. At first it didn't pan out that there was any proof of that. Slight name changes and all that.

@Head_on_a_Stick
Good tip. The first one returned
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/usr/share/applications/org.gnome.PackageUpdater.desktop:Name=Package Updater

The second one returned:
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bash: /usr/share/applications/${Package Updater}.desktop: bad substitution

In any case, checking out the executable was a good tip because it listed the command as
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gpk-update-viewer
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So, from a browser search, it appears that it is gpk-update-viewer - GNOME PackageKit Update Viewer. Interesting.

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Re: Package Updater

Postby Head_on_a_Stick » 2020-06-19 15:14

KitchM wrote:The second one returned:
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bash: /usr/share/applications/${Package Updater}.desktop: bad substitution

Try that again but with the dollar symbol and curly brackets removed and with the actual name of the file rather than part of it with a space added:
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apt-file search /usr/share/applications/org.gnome.PackageUpdater.desktop

EDIT: that was a bit of a rookie mistake on your part :mrgreen:
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Re: Package Updater [Solved]

Postby KitchM » 2020-06-22 15:04

EDIT: that was a bit of a rookie mistake on your part :mrgreen:


Not really. When a person uses the Code format, the proper use it to copy exactly. You should know that. Now who made the rookie mistake? :lol:
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Re: Package Updater [Solved]

Postby Head_on_a_Stick » 2020-06-22 17:43

Well I thought that "replace ${name of file} with the actual name of the file" was a pretty clear instruction but apparently it wasn't idiot-proof :mrgreen:
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Re: Package Updater [Solved]

Postby stevepusser » 2020-06-24 03:44

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Re: Package Updater [Solved]

Postby KitchM » 2020-07-02 19:28

LOL Good one. :lol:
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