package updater configuration?

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package updater configuration?

Postby turboscrew » 2017-03-17 14:33

How can I configure the package updater configuration?
It doesn't seem to check for updates.
I think it's gnome-packagekit that's being used.

My system is:
System: Host: jaa-debian Kernel: 3.16.0-4-amd64 x86_64 (64 bit)
Desktop: Cinnamon 2.2.16 Distro: Debian GNU/Linux 8


I've tried to find the "Software Update Preferences", but haven't found it. The manual says:
Preferences can be configured via System ▸ Preferences ▸ System ▸ Software Updates.
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Re: package updater configuration?

Postby Dai_trying » 2017-03-17 17:20

You could try cron-apt.
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Re: package updater configuration?

Postby turboscrew » 2017-03-18 14:34

I could try cron-apt, but I think the gnome-packagekit is supposed to be able to handle that.
And I don't lime mixing things - it tends to cause problems.

It says "Preferences can be configured via System ▸ Preferences ▸ System ▸ Software Updates."
here: https://help.gnome.org/users/gnome-packagekit/stable/prefs.html.en
but I haven't found such launcher anywhere.

It's even hard to figure out the name of the program I should search for.
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Re: package updater configuration?

Postby Head_on_a_Stick » 2017-03-18 16:05

Try viewtopic.php?p=635578#p635578 but with the Boolean flipped :)
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Re: package updater configuration?

Postby turboscrew » 2017-03-18 22:48

Funny, I don't even have the file "/etc/apt/apt.conf.d/10periodic".

/etc/apt$ ls -R
.:
apt.conf.d preferences.d sources.list.d trusted.gpg trusted.gpg~
listchanges.conf sources.list sources.list~ trusted.gpg.d

./apt.conf.d:
00CDMountPoint 01autoremove 20listchanges 70debconf
00trustcdrom 01autoremove-kernels 20packagekit 99synaptic

./preferences.d:

./sources.list.d:

./trusted.gpg.d:
debian-archive-jessie-automatic.gpg
debian-archive-jessie-security-automatic.gpg
debian-archive-jessie-stable.gpg
debian-archive-squeeze-automatic.gpg
debian-archive-squeeze-stable.gpg
debian-archive-wheezy-automatic.gpg
debian-archive-wheezy-stable.gpg

./sources.list.d:

./trusted.gpg.d:
debian-archive-jessie-automatic.gpg
debian-archive-jessie-security-automatic.gpg
debian-archive-jessie-stable.gpg
debian-archive-squeeze-automatic.gpg
debian-archive-squeeze-stable.gpg
debian-archive-wheezy-automatic.gpg
debian-archive-wheezy-stable.gpg


And:
# gsettings set org.gnome.software download-updates true
No such schema 'org.gnome.software'


I wonder if one or more of these should be installed?
    packagekit-gtk3-module
    python3-aptdaemon.pkcompat
    update-notifier
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Re: package updater configuration?

Postby turboscrew » 2017-03-19 00:25

I created the "/etc/apt/apt.conf.d/02periodic" as told in "/etc/cron.daily/apt" and rebooted.
Let's see if it helps...

Still, it would be nice to have the graphical configuration available...
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Re: package updater configuration?

Postby Head_on_a_Stick » 2017-03-19 09:33

turboscrew wrote:
# gsettings set org.gnome.software download-updates true
No such schema 'org.gnome.software'

Cinnamon must use a different updater, try opening up dconf-editor and see if you can navigate the maze of configuration options :)
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Re: package updater configuration?

Postby turboscrew » 2017-03-19 11:09

There doesn't seem to be any options.
Not under org.cinnamon.settings-daemon.plugins (no 'updates')

Under org.gnome.settings-daemon.plugins.updates there is "frequency-get-updates" set to 86400.
And 'active' is checked.

It begins to look like this is not just configuration problem, but something is actually missing from my system.
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Re: package updater configuration?

Postby turboscrew » 2017-04-01 11:40

turboscrew wrote:I created the "/etc/apt/apt.conf.d/02periodic" as told in "/etc/cron.daily/apt" and rebooted.
Let's see if it helps...

Still, it would be nice to have the graphical configuration available...

Didn't help. :(
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