Heya, is there a way to get the eos-update-notifier notification to actually run an update command (e.g. yay -Syu) on a click on it? Would save some time compared to opening a terminal and typing the command manually.
edit: according to the wiki it should run the updates as well
When the notifier detects any available software updates, it starts a terminal and shows what the updates are. Then it starts command pacman to do the actual update — it asks the password for elevated privileges and so on.
Did I somehow mess up my installation of the tool, or is there a limitation on KDE?
This is redundant. Simply running yay is sufficient.
Now, don’t tell me it is tedious to open a terminal (hit a keyboard shortcut), and type yay and your password.
Every unnecessary click is per definition a waste of time and energy, so yeah, I am telling you I want to save some.
In general, trying to automate the update process on an Arch-based distro is a bad idea.
I don’t want to automate the update process, I want a quicker way to start the process.
Also, what’s the point of having an update notifier? Unless you’ve just updated, there will be updates available. There always are, this is how Arch is. Just something to think about…
It’s a nice reminder to keep my system up to date.
Also, what is the point to enforce your behaviour and usage on others? If you don’t have an answer for me, please stop telling me on what I should or shouldn’t use, unless I am doing something technically wrong.
edit: sorry for sounding that harsh. xD
You chose a terminal-centric distro, and now you’re complaining that it is difficult to type yay in the terminal. Okay…
I think you should look up what that word means.
I simply gave you a friendly advice and something which, in my opinion, might be beneficial for you to think about (and, more importantly, anyone else reading this thread, since this forum is not just your personal support line). Take it for what it’s worth, or leave it, makes no difference to me.
Listen, I would still be using the terminal. The notifier running that command won’t magically waive through every update confirmation. But it would save me clicks. Nothing more. Again, you are not helping at this point, just trying to argue. So please spare us your “Holier Than Thou” attitude.
To keep the technical areas clean, please stay on-topic in the technical areas and don’t divert in issue-related discussions. For example; When a DE update causes trouble, keep the thread clean by giving a workaround or a solution, but don’t divert it into a DE vs. DE discussion, it simply isn’t helpful in that case.
There are a number of tools on EOS that give you the ability to update. The welcome screen when it comes up is one click and of course you have to acknowledge the update to install if there are updates. You also have yay or pacman. There is also update in the terminal.
Edit: Welcome is the quickest if you do it when the welcome screen loads at boot. Otherwise the option is to open it with the terminal or use the terminal to do updates.
by default i think it just notify , think you can change defaults .
The default values (note the bash syntax: no spaces around the “=” mark!) in this file are:
notify+tray: same as above + a tray icon that can start the actual updating