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#1 2015-09-26 18:24:59

hhh
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[SOLVED] pk-update-icon installation weirdness

The lack of an update notification systray icon in BL bothers me, and I noticed that pk-update-icon is now available in jessie backports. So I enabled the source, updated and mistakenly entered apt-get install without '-t backports' and apt is ready to install pk-icon-update. But it shouldn't, I should have to specifically target backports. Can anyone else reproduce this, and do you know what's going on?


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#2 2015-09-26 18:38:14

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Re: [SOLVED] pk-update-icon installation weirdness

Anyway, I started it via gmrun and received a notification just now, about 5-10 minutes after starting it, that bl-welcome has an update. So it works well!

Can anyone tell me if it gets started automatically via gnome-packagekit or do I need to add an entry to autostart?


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#3 2015-09-26 18:44:43

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Re: [SOLVED] pk-update-icon installation weirdness

OK, re: my OP question, I see that libreoffice also has been backported. If I run apt-cache policy libreoffice-writer it shows the candidate as being from jessie (I'm running the alpha ISO here so writer was not installed by default)...

hhh@64bit:~$ apt-cache policy libreoffice-writer
libreoffice-writer:
  Installed: (none)
  Candidate: 1:4.3.3-2+deb8u1
  Version table:
     1:5.0.1-2~bpo8+1 0
        100 http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ jessie-backports/main amd64 Packages
     1:4.3.3-2+deb8u1 0
        500 http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ jessie/main amd64 Packages
        500 http://security.debian.org/ jessie/updates/main amd64 Packages

So can I assume that pk-update-icon was offered from the backports without targeting it because there is no version available from the stable jessie channel?


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#4 2015-09-26 18:46:46

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Re: [SOLVED] pk-update-icon installation weirdness

hhh wrote:

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So can I assume that pk-update-icon was offered from the backports without targeting it because there is no version available from the stable jessie channel?

That is the way I understand it works.


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#5 2015-09-26 18:58:23

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Re: [SOLVED] pk-update-icon installation weirdness

@damo, OK, I guess I've just never run across this before, a backport of a package that wasn't already in the channel I was using. I guess this line from the backport instructions is poorly worded...

All backports are deactivated by default...

As for my second question, I just rebooted and pk-update-icon was autostarted without my adding an entry. Marking this solved, I'll add this to Tutorials as I think it's a great feature.


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#6 2015-10-02 03:03:08

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Re: [SOLVED] pk-update-icon installation weirdness

Good find! I'm also adding it to my list to link to from a "Tweaks and Annoyances" thread. (This definitely comes in the first category.)

Not everyone wants stuff like this of course, but many will welcome not having to remember to do 'sudo apt-get update' ...

Small package in itself, but it does have dependencies, eg gnome-packagekit:

john@bunsen:~$ sudo apt-get install --no-install-recommends gnome-packagekit
Suggested packages:
  gnome-screensaver appstream-index
Recommended packages:
  packagekit-tools
The following NEW packages will be installed:
  gnome-desktop3-data gnome-packagekit gnome-packagekit-data
  gnome-packagekit-session gnome-settings-daemon libelfg0 libgeocode-glib0
  libglib2.0-bin libglib2.0-data libgnome-desktop-3-10 libgweather-3-6
  libgweather-common libpackagekit-glib2-18 libwacom-common libwacom2
  packagekit
Need to get 10.7 MB of archives.
After this operation, 57.1 MB of additional disk space will be used.

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#7 2015-10-02 03:06:47

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Re: [SOLVED] pk-update-icon installation weirdness

...I was also wondering if we couldn't hack together something simple using the new

apt  list --upgradable

command available in Jessie...


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