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Tray notification applet for informing about package updates in Slackware

Project description


Let’s SUN!

SUN (Slackware Update Notifier) is a tray notification applet for informing about package updates in Slackware and CLI tool for monitoring upgraded packages.

How works

SUN compares the two dates of ChangeLog.txt files on the server and locally by counting how many packages have been upgraded, rebuilt or added etc.

SUN works with slackpkg as well as with others tools and repositories. Probably, you can use the SUN with other’s Slackware based Linux distributions as well.


Required root privileges

$ tar xvf sun-1.5.2.tar.gz
$ cd sun-1.5.2
$ ./

Installed as Slackware package


Edit the configuration /etc/sun/repositories.toml file and change a http mirror for your country.
NOTE: ftp mirrors not supported.

GTK Icon


$ sun help
SUN (Slackware Update Notifier) - Version: 1.5.2

Usage: sun [OPTIONS]

Optional arguments:
  help       Display this help and exit.
  start      Start sun daemon.
  stop       Stop sun daemon.
  restart    Restart sun daemon.
  check      Check for software updates.
  status     Sun daemon status.
  info       Os information.

Start GTK icon from the terminal: sun start --gtk

$ sun start
Starting SUN daemon:  /usr/bin/sun_daemon &

$ sun check
3 software updates are available from 1 repository

Slack: samba-4.1.17-x86_64-1_slack14.1.txz
Slack: mozilla-firefox-31.5.2esr-x86_64-1_slack14.1.txz
Slack: mozilla-thunderbird-31.5.2-x86_64-1_slack14.1.txz

$ sun stop
Stopping SUN daemon:  /usr/bin/sun_daemon

$ sun status
SUN is not running

Daemon autostart

If you want sun daemon to autostart automatically in every boot, run as root:

$ sun_daemon enable

or for disable the autostart sun daemon:

$ sun_daemon disable

for help

$ sun_daemon help

KDE Environment

For KDE users, they may need to copy the sun.desktop file into $HOME/.config/autostart folder.
About autostart KDE manager, please visit here.

Configuration files

    General configuration of sun

    Repositories configuration of sun

Project details

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Source Distribution

sun-1.5.2.tar.gz (32.9 kB view hashes)

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