no "upgrade available" notification

D. R. Evans doc.evans at
Sun Apr 26 18:13:05 UTC 2009

Derek Broughton said the following at 04/26/2009 09:27 AM :

> I installed Intrepid, fresh, two weeks ago, and it never ran the
> update-notifier until I started it up after Jaunty was released.  So "how"
> is simple - it isn't turned on by default.

I've certainly been receiving update notifications for several months.
Indeed, I received a whole bunch the very day that jaunty was released.

>> (2) how do I fix it?] But I repeat  that we have not passed the threshold
> issue yet.]
> You follow Clay's advice.

Argh! Can I cry?

I... have... done... that.... It does *not* fix it.

I'm sorry; it just doesn't.

>> I know that the instructions tell me how to start the updater. I don't see
>> the relevance. If I start the updater manually, it simply tells me that
>> there is no upgrade. 
> Now that's a whole different problem from the one you originally asked. 

Yes. I agree.

> Once you have the update-notifier running, you may perhaps need to choose
> the "Fetch lists" option to update the available changes (I have no idea if
> that's required - I had just run "aptitude update" when I first started the
> notifier.

I have fetched the repository lists so many times I have lost count. The
only good thing is that the system is completely consistent: it always says
that there are no files to upgrade.



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