I’m trying to switch over completely to using YAST to install and manage packages, but OpenSUSE 11.4 seems to be pretty insistent on using Kpackagekit to notify of new updates. I know I can just disable the notification completely and check for updates manually, but I’d really like to be prompted when new updates are available.
There is the YAST Online Update (YOU) service, but this seems to just install updates automatically without prompting. I’d really like the functionality as offered by Kpackagekit for updates (i.e. an icon appears in the system tray to prompt me to install updates when they are available) without then having to use the Kpackagekit backend.
I notice there seems to be exactly this functionality offered in previous releases by Kupdateapplet:
However, when I try to install this I’m informed that it is obsolete, and it insists that I uninstall Kpackagekit completely if I want to install it (which sounds like it might cause some problems).
Is there any way I can get system tray notifications for updates without relying on Kpackagekit? Would it be ok to uninstall it so I can use Kupdateapplet?
Thanks for your help!