14.04 seems subject to bug 1046563 with update-manager/notifier

Israel israeldahl at gmail.com
Thu May 15 22:37:00 UTC 2014

On 05/15/2014 04:24 PM, John Hupp wrote:
> On 5/15/2014 3:58 PM, brendanperrine wrote:
>> brendanperrine<walterorlin at gmail.com>
>> If anything it might be a problem with default apps for lxsession.
>> What is disable autostart applications set to where it is not working?
>> I also wonder if you run update notifier in openbox does it start as
>> that could likely imply a LXDE problem with the session as it is
>> different. Although am pretty sure openbox session does not launch
>> update notifier by default. I should try that now.
> Disable autostarted applications?  is set to No.
> I find that in the openbox session, update-notifier is already
> running.  So openbox does support /etc/xdg/autostart and is not
> subject to the LXDE bug concerning that.
> But simply running update-notifier is not my problem, and I don't know
> how to tell if update-notifier is doing its job in OB.  It does not
> display a tray icon.  It does not trigger update-manager to run.  So
> I'm not seeing that this tells us much.
I think this is definitely a bug.  It seems like the Default
applications for LXsession (I'll call this DAL) is doing something to
break the compatibility with the /etc/xdg/autostart folder, and possibly
other autostart functions.  I am not sure if this worked during the
Alpha stage of Lubuntu 14.04....  I do remember the DAL did not work
right at all in the alpha stages....  so... maybe when fixing one
problem another crept in.
Does anyone else remember if the update manager worked during that time?
I know running
sudo apt-get update
*should* bring up the update manager and tell you that you can install
some updates.
during the Alpha, I always ran the commands manually as I was doing
other things in the terminal anyway....  But I don't recall if it
brought up the update manager.  I was testing out a few flavors, so I
can't remember what is what back then.


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