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Will I get notified of updates?

Postby Feromi » 2020-10-16 15:31

I'm using the MATE version. Will I get notified of updates? If so, where?
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Re: Will I get notified of updates?

Postby Head_on_a_Stick » 2020-10-16 15:35

I don't think so but I don't use MATE so I might be wrong. You can try https://packages.debian.org/buster/pack ... -indicator for update notifications.
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Re: Will I get notified of updates?

Postby Feromi » 2020-10-16 16:05

Thanks, I installed it.
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Re: Will I get notified of updates?

Postby kedaha » 2020-10-16 22:46

Thanks.
To get it working in MATE:
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# apt install package-update-indicator pk-update-icon

In preferences, for example Refresh cache: daily
Command for installing updates: /usr/bin/gpk-update-viewer
as detailed at linuxquestions.org/questions/debian-26/what-command-to-use-in-package-update-indicator-on-debian-10
The Package Update Indicator icon in the panel goes like a red star and Install Updates works fine.
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Re: Will I get notified of updates?

Postby Head_on_a_Stick » 2020-10-17 09:59

kedaha wrote:
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# apt install package-update-indicator pk-update-icon

No need to install pk-update-icon, that's just a transitional dummy package that depends on package=update-indicator to ensure the notifications continue after an upgrade from stretch to buster.
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Re: Will I get notified of updates?

Postby kedaha » 2020-10-19 12:51

Head_on_a_Stick wrote:No need to install pk-update-icon, that's just a transitional dummy package that depends on package=update-indicator to ensure the notifications continue after an upgrade from stretch to buster.

Indeed, thanks I hadn't even looked at it. :wink:
After entering the command /usr/bin/gpk-update-viewer in Update Indicator Preferences, the root password must be entered but no doubt it could be configured so as to enter the user's password instead if a user is in the sudoers file.
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