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Lite Updates Notify
« on: April 03, 2017, 03:16:15 AM »
 

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@ralphy have noticed a strange anomaly. If the file /usr/local/sbin/.updnotify exists, Lite Updates Notify will not show the desktop notification. If the /usr/local/sbin/.updnotify file does not exist, the notification works fine:

 https://mega.nz/#!wIljxZSa!3Z1QEsgDHbck5LbgLa0k4H4eT4_2b9Br9mtBCz36r0Y
 


Re: Lite Updates Notify
« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2017, 03:29:14 AM »
 

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@ralphy have noticed a strange anomaly. If the file /usr/local/sbin/.updnotify exists, Lite Updates Notify will not show the desktop notification. If the /usr/local/sbin/.updnotify file does not exist, the notification works fine:

 https://mega.nz/#!wIljxZSa!3Z1QEsgDHbck5LbgLa0k4H4eT4_2b9Br9mtBCz36r0Y

That is intentional behavior; that's what we agreed upon. To show "Up to date" just once and not to nag the user until there is new updates available:

https://github.com/linuxlite/liteupdatesnotify/issues/6#issuecomment-267248005
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« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2017, 03:34:01 AM »
 

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Thanks for the reminder.

 

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« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2017, 11:34:39 AM »
 

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The update notifier is not working for me either. I have set it a couple of times for once day but it never gives me notifications. I continue to check daily manually by Install Updates which finds updates but I do not get notifications from the new app. No big deal. I wait for an update to fix it.


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Re: Lite Updates Notify
« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2017, 11:45:40 AM »
 

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I've seen it a couple times.. Its tricky as the message is brief. It's a popup (upper right corner for me) lasts only a couple of seconds then goes away. Having been up at midnight past couple nights I have seen it :)

Perhaps setting to the "hourly" mark you may catch it :)
Not sure if this would work, don't see why not - set hourly then manually change clock to a couple minutes before the next hour and wait...  8) 8)

It's brief - As when you boot a laptop and it connects to WiFi the popup only last for a few, same way...

Perhaps having the message appear and stay until clicked on to hide??
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Re: Lite Updates Notify
« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2017, 12:10:12 PM »
 

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Ok guys, let's help each other here to figure it out. First, let's be clear about how Lite Updates Notify works:

https://www.linuxliteos.com/manual/software.html#updatesnotify

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Lite Updates Notify will check for new updates on shcedule as defined by the user. If no new updates are available since the last time updates were installed in the system, Lite Updates Notify will notify that the system is up to date, once. No further notifications are displayed up until new updates become available once again.

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To customize how notifications appear on your screen, see Menu, All Settings, Notifications to define notifications theme, timeout, position on the screen and opacity. You must restart the session (logout and login) for notifications settings to take effect.

A quick way to check whether Lite updates notify is working in your system as it should:

Terminal:

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sudo rm /usr/local/sbin/.updnotify
bash /usr/local/sbin/updatesnotify-launcher    (Notification, your system is up to date should pop up ONCE)
bash /usr/local/sbin/updatesnotify-launcher    (No notification should pop-up the second time)

Repeat all 3 commands to test over again.

Last Edit: April 03, 2017, 12:36:09 PM by ralphy
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« Reply #6 on: April 03, 2017, 01:46:07 PM »
 

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OK. I tried the commands and the notifications showed up. I reset notifications from 5 to 10 seconds so I will see if it will do it own its on tomorrow. Deja Dup back up is set to daily and I always see the notifications. Can Notify be set in autostart to show if LL is up to date at start up?
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Re: Lite Updates Notify
« Reply #7 on: April 03, 2017, 03:49:58 PM »
 

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I had it set at daily at 7pm, but problem is that i am almost never at the laptop at that time and i never saw the notification later in the evening when i was at laptop. So i now disabled it.

Is it maybe possible that the user can set another time then the times that are given?
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« Reply #8 on: April 03, 2017, 04:12:38 PM »
 

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TMG1961, that the same setting I have. Maybe it could just be checked at startup like I do manually?


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« Reply #9 on: April 03, 2017, 04:17:47 PM »
 

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TMG1961, that the same setting I have. Maybe it could just be checked at startup like I do manually?

I now do it as i did on 3.2, i check for updates just before i shut down laptop when going to bed.
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« Reply #10 on: April 03, 2017, 06:04:40 PM »
 

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I wish it behaved more like Linux Mint did it.  :)

It placed an icon in the desktop bar at the bottom of the screen. if there were no updates, it would display an icon with a check mark in it. If there were updates, the icon had an exclamation point in it. And it should remain sticky and always viewable.
 

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« Reply #11 on: April 03, 2017, 10:48:08 PM »
 

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Old sayings that great minds run in same channels, TMG1961;)   I'll just keep doing that too until or if it gets fixed. I have gotten so use to doing it manually,  I probably will keep doing it even if notify is fixed to be sure it is working.  ;D It will be useful for newbies.


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« Reply #12 on: April 07, 2017, 12:32:30 PM »
 

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Lite Updates Notify is still not working even after last update show it was updated? Checked Application Autostart and it is not there. Should it be there?  :-\ If it is, what is the command?


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« Reply #13 on: April 11, 2017, 01:26:16 PM »
 

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I was on the computer last night at 7 PM and the notification update did appeared to report updates were available. Could it be made to check at daily startup like Deja Dup and the Linux Lite widget which start daily at startup?  :-\


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Re: Lite Updates Notify
« Reply #14 on: April 11, 2017, 10:44:39 PM »
 

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@Coastie that's not something we're looking at. The application is designed and functions along certain lines. There are enough options there to suit all situations. Setting checks to hourly ensures you would nearly never miss a notification. Remember, if there are no updates, you will only get one notification to tell you so, then there will be no more notifications until there are some updates available. There is no autostart option for the reasons given above.
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