kde update notifier

Derek Broughton news at pointerstop.ca
Mon Jan 16 16:00:57 GMT 2006


Scott wrote:

> Alessandro Pironi wrote:
>> 
>> How can i know when an update is available? Should i remember to manually
>> perform an apt-get upgrade every day or every week?
> 
> Sure why not? :-)  Linux users have been doing this for years.
> 
> A couple of times each day I
> 
> $ sudo apt-get update
> $ sudo apt-get upgrade
> 
> Lately I'm doing that 4 or 5 times a day as I've been running Dapper
> which has constant updates.
> It's quick and easy regardless.  I guess I'm just used to doing it.
> Often times update manager "comes alive" after I've done an apt-get
> update.  I ignore it and stick with the command line.
> 
A default install includes /etc/cron.daily/apt, which among other things
will automagically run "apt-get update" and "apt-get --download-only
upgrade".  See the file for the specific settings you need to make (put
them in a file in /etc/apt/apt-conf.d/).  

Since it uses --download-only, I don't know why it does upgrade rather than
dist-upgrade, but it sends me an email every morning when updates are
available (I think I may have actually removed a -q option in the script
that cron is running - because I think it's normally completely silent).
-- 
derek




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