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Tray notification applet for informing about package updates in Slackware

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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.

https://gitlab.com/dslackw/images/raw/master/sun/sun.png

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

Installing

Required root privileges

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

Installed as Slackware package

Usage

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.

CLI

$ 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

/etc/sun/sun.conf
    General configuration of sun

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