Making Update Manager less obtrusive

Jordan Mantha laserjock at
Fri Feb 27 21:28:38 GMT 2009

On Thu, Feb 26, 2009 at 8:00 AM, Matthew Paul Thomas <mpt at> wrote:
> *   As well as staying closed for a week (excepting security updates)
>    after it has been open for any reason, Update Manager will also
>    stay closed for a week if you have installed updates by any method,
>    including apt-get or aptitude. <>

Is there going to be *any* indicator that says "you have updates"
without actually launching a program? I just ran into a little
confusion as I popped open Synaptic to install something and was faced
with 139 updates (I'm running Jaunty of course). So my computer knew I
had updates but it failed to tell me about them, I find that a tad
frustrating. It took me a little bit to remember that update-notifier
was no longer around. So the question is, how can I get notified when
I have updates available and also tell me how many? Do we have
something like that in Jaunty yet?


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