Am Donnerstag, 13. Oktober 2016 schrieb Michael .: > [...] Anyway what I am after is > something that supplies a notification to the user that updates are > available, like update-notifier does. Synaptic is installed by default on > my systems, and so is aptitude, but I want to provide my users with a > visual notification when updates are available. Any suggestions for a > package that does that is greatly appreciated. A simple way for update notifier: 1) run "apt-get update" on boot and/or every day/hour/... as a cronjob, ignore errors: # crontab -e 0 10 * * * apt-get update 2>/dev/null # /etc/rc.local - add this line: (sleep 10m; apt-get update 2>/dev/null) & 2) create a file ".trinity/Autostart/updatenotifier.desktop": $ cat > ~/.trinity/Autostart/updatenotifier.desktop << XXX [Desktop Entry] Comment= Exec[$e]=if [ $(apt-get --just-print dist-upgrade | grep "^ " | wc -l) -gt 0 ]; then xmessge "Upgrades available!"; exit; fi GenericName= Icon=application-x-executable MimeType= Name= Name[de]= Path[$e]= StartupNotify=true Terminal=false TerminalOptions= Type=Application X-DCOP-ServiceType= X-TDE-SubstituteUID=false X-TDE-Username= XXX Your user will get a message if updates are available just after login. Now you can get creative :-) Nik > > On 13 October 2016 at 18:40, Gene Heskett <gheskett@...> wrote: > > > On Wednesday 12 October 2016 23:15:14 Michael . wrote: > > > > > Well it seems the mailing list isn't working. I sent the above message > > > 5 days ago and never received a reply back via email. > > > > We got it, and at lest 1 reply. If you didn't get the echo or the reply, > > talk to your ISP. > > > > > I thought I'd > > > check the web archive and lo and behold there is a reply (thanks > > > Michele) but I never received it. This is the main reason I use > > > forums, mailing lists and clunky and often fail at simple things. > > > > While I find mailing lists to work well, and the need to log into a forum > > & navigate to the thread you want to read a major PITA and time killer. > > > > > @Michele I thought I'd give it a go, and thus asked the question, > > > because the replacements (packagekit etc.) for update-notifier and > > > update-manager are just short of useless. I am able to install and use > > > update-notifier and update-manager successfully in GTK based DEs and > > > even update-notifier-kde in KDE but have not found anything suitable > > > for Trinity. Do you have any recommendations? > > > > > > On 8 October 2016 at 17:33, Michael . <keltoiboy@...> wrote: > > > > I am trying to install adept (from etch) on TDE but it keeps telling > > > > me that the dependency of kdelibs4c2a is uninstalable. I would like > > > > to find out that the TDE equivalent for this package is so I can > > > > change the dependency in the control file because I am going to try > > > > to rebuild the adept packages in stretch and sid. > > > > My experiments involving adept have been very distastefull, in 2 cases > > resulted in a re-install to sort it out. So I always revert to synaptic > > in the form of synaptic-pkexec, which is a sudo-like wrapper that gives > > you root rights to run it. Give it a try. Once you've sorted out the > > damages adept has done, it Just Works(TM). Adept apparently is, and has > > been unsupported for several years according to what I've read on other > > lists. > > > > Hopefully this will get thru your ISP's filters. You may have to do what > > I did when I was forced to use my ISP's mail server, call up their > > network support guy and setup a whitelist. > > > > > > Cheers. > > > > Michael. > > > > > > Cheers, Gene Heskett > > -- > > "There are four boxes to be used in defense of liberty: > > soap, ballot, jury, and ammo. Please use in that order." > > -Ed Howdershelt (Author) > > Genes Web page <http://geneslinuxbox.net:6309/gene> > > > > --------------------------------------------------------------------- > > To unsubscribe, e-mail: trinity-users-unsubscribe@ > > lists.pearsoncomputing.net > > For additional commands, e-mail: trinity-users-help@lists. > > pearsoncomputing.net > > Read list messages on the web archive: http://trinity-users. > > pearsoncomputing.net/ > > Please remember not to top-post: http://trinity. > > pearsoncomputing.net/mailing_lists/#top-posting > > > > > -- Please do not email me anything that you are not comfortable also sharing with the NSA.