Mysterious update notification

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Mysterious update notification

Postby ergosys on Thu Aug 02, 2012 11:42 pm

I keep getting this notification: "Update: An update is available" (or something really close to this). I've gotten it several times, and I'm not sure where it is coming from. There's never anything in the update manager when I go look, so it must be something else. Any ideas?
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Re: Mysterious update notification

Postby caf4926 on Fri Aug 03, 2012 12:31 am

What version of Mint
Where does the notification pop up
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Re: Mysterious update notification

Postby ergosys on Fri Aug 03, 2012 4:48 pm

Current LMDE release UP4, Cinnamon 1.4. Using "latest" apt sources, so pretty stock.
The notification pops up where other notifications do: on the primary monitor, upper right.
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Re: Mysterious update notification

Postby caf4926 on Fri Aug 03, 2012 10:25 pm

ergosys wrote:Current LMDE release UP4, Cinnamon 1.4. Using "latest" apt sources, so pretty stock.
The notification pops up where other notifications do: on the primary monitor, upper right.


Is it actionable?
I use Mate BTW
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Re: Mysterious update notification

Postby Lippy on Sat Aug 04, 2012 1:39 am

I had the same thing. It's part of packagekit, which has its own update manager. Gnome has it included. In fact, the gnome-core metapackage has it as a dependency. Since I have mintupdate and synaptic installed which work better, this was an annoyance so I uninstalled it. The only trace of it that still exists on my system is libpackagekit-glib2-14 since it is a dependency of gnome-settings-daemon and removing that would get rid of Cinnamon too. Those notifications and the packagekit update manager are gone anyway.

The Mint Update Manager (mintupdate) is a bit smarter when it comes to dependency issues. If upgrading a package causes a dependency conflict, the update won't show up. Other package managers should show the offending package(s). That could be why you don't see any updates there, while packagekit is sending you notifications that there are.
LMDE (tracking Testing) with Cinnamon; Intel Core 2 Duo E8400, Nvidia GeForce GTX 260 (using Nouveau)
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