YumKup

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Description:

Yum Update Notifier for KDE.
This little system tray tool calls in user configurable intervals "yum check-update" and signals with different icons whether new updates are available. If updates are available it can show you the list of possible updates and can initiate a yum update.
To configure the interval (in minutes) simply edit the file and change the CHECK_INTERVAL value.

Dependencies:
- Ruby
- KDE Ruby Bindings aka Korundum
Installation:
- None is needed; simply start the program.

boutilpj

11 years ago

I noticed that once the tray icon changed from a blue question mark to a green K, the text in the yellow box still said "Checking for updates".

So I added one line. Diff below:

*** yumkup.rb.orig 2006-04-27 10:49:00.000000000 -0400
--- yumkup.rb 2006-11-07 10:28:22.831705320 -0500
*************** class MySystemTray < KDE::SystemTray
*** 134,139 ****
--- 134,140 ----
puts 'Yum exit with status ' + result.to_s
if result == 0
puts 'No updates available'
+ Qt::ToolTip::add(self,"No updates available.")
setPixmap(@okIcon)
enableUpdate(false)
elsif result == 100

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Enso

11 years ago

great, simple and easily customizable!

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abensonca

12 years ago

This is a much needed tool! Thanks!

It would be great if it were possible to add a list of packages to ignore - I have some packages which I do not want to update, even when updates are available. So, right now, yumkup always reports that updates are available.

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janschaefer

12 years ago

Sure. This is a useful extension. I was already planning such a feature.

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chandraiitk

11 years ago

"$ man yum" gives:

--exclude=package
Exclude a specific package by name or glob from updates on all repositories.
Configuration Option: exclude


This means that rather than using "$ yum check-update" to check the updates, if u use "$ yum --exclude=package_name check-update", that particular package will not be considered even if updates are available.

You cal put a line "exclude=package_name" in xxx.repo to disable updates using that particular repo.

I hope this will help!

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DE1JPJ

12 years ago

sorry not work with deb
only rpm

yum -y update not work

can you make change this great tool for deb

tnx
peter

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janschaefer

12 years ago

Hehe. This is intentionally only working with Yum (so this is a feature ;-)), but it is possible to extend it to also support deb. Perhaps the actual update routine could be abstracted out of the core tool so that it could be extended for every package management system. This should be pretty easy. However, I need people then telling me what commands to call and how the output of these comments look, and who are willing to beta-test these extensions. So go ahead ;-)

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