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    Hi all

    Hope this is the correct section off the forum.
    I was wondering if it is possible to receive a notification if there is a software update available on opensuse?
    Or should i script this in bash in some way?

    Thanks in forward

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    Quote Originally Posted by coffecup View Post
    Hope this is the correct section off the forum.
    I was wondering if it is possible to receive a notification if there is a software update available on opensuse?
    Or should i script this in bash in some way?
    Which openSUSE version and Desktop Environment are you using?

    Normally update notifications should be enabled by default.

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    Default Re: Update notification

    On 2013-11-07 11:26, coffecup wrote:
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    > Hi all
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    > Hope this is the correct section off the forum.
    > I was wondering if it is possible to receive a notification if there is
    > a software update available on opensuse?
    > Or should i script this in bash in some way?


    It already exists and is installed and active by default. It pops up a
    message box.

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    Default Re: Update notification

    Quote Originally Posted by coffecup View Post
    Hi all

    Hope this is the correct section off the forum.
    I was wondering if it is possible to receive a notification if there is a software update available on opensuse?
    Or should i script this in bash in some way?

    Thanks in forward

    \_/>
    Not telling which openSUSE version you use and what desktop environment makes it very often more difficult for others to answer.
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    Default Re: Update notification

    Quote Originally Posted by coffecup View Post
    Hi all

    Hope this is the correct section off the forum.
    I was wondering if it is possible to receive a notification if there is a software update available on opensuse?
    Or should i script this in bash in some way?

    Thanks in forward

    \_/>
    Both KDE and Gnome have built in update notifiers
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    Using opensuse 12.3 server(minimal installation) atm

    I was trying to get this into a script that send an email when a new update is available.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coffecup View Post
    Using opensuse 12.3 server(minimal installation) atm

    I was trying to get this into a script that send an email when a new update is available.
    Well, that's completely different then, of course...

    Have a look at /etc/sysconfig/packagekit-background. That should support everything you want. You need to have PackageKit installed for that.

    Or use YaST->Online Update Configuration, this sets up a cron job that uses zypper to check for updates and install them.
    If you don't want to install them automatically, you would have to edit the cron job though, it's called opensuse.org-online_update and located in /etc/cron.daily (or weekly/monthly, according to the settings). Change "patch" to "list-patches" in the line "zcmd=" for that.

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    Great!
    Thanks for the help guys, i'll look into it.

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