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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

Actually read the two dates of ChangeLog.txt files one the server and a local by counting how many packages have been upgraded, rebuilt or added.

SUN works with slackpkg as well with slpkg


Required root privileges

$ tar xvf sun-1.3.5.tar.gz
$ cd sun-1.3.5
$ ./

Installed as Slackware package


Choose ONE http mirror from ‘/etc/slackpkg/mirrors’ file.
NOTE: ftp mirrors not supported.

Gtk menu icon

Add sun in your windows manager session startup.

As for xfce:
Settings Manager –> Session and Startup –> Application Autostart –> +Add
[Add application]

Name: sun
Description: Slackware Update Notifier
Command: /usr/bin/sun_gtk &

Click [Ok]

Click Menu --> System --> SUN (Slackware Update Notifier)
An icon will appear in the panel, right click in SUN icon to show menu.

Thats it.


$ sun help
SUN (Slackware Update Notifier) - Version: 1.3.5

Usage: sun [OPTION]

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

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

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

$ sun status
SUN is not running

$ sun check
3 software updates are available

samba-4.1.17-x86_64-1_slack14.1.txz:  Upgraded.
mozilla-firefox-31.5.0esr-x86_64-1_slack14.1.txz:  Upgraded.
mozilla-thunderbird-31.5.0-x86_64-1_slack14.1.txz:  Upgraded.

Configuration files

    General configuration of sun

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sun-1.3.5.tar.gz (67.1 kB view hashes)

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