update-notifier - Daemon which notifies about package updates

Property Value
Distribution Debian 7 (Wheezy)
Repository Debian Main i386
Package name update-notifier
Package version 0.99.3debian11
Package architecture i386
Package type deb
Installed size 341 B
Download size 105.35 KB
Official Mirror ftp.br.debian.org
Puts an icon in the user's notification area when package updates are


Package Version Architecture Repository
update-notifier_0.99.3debian11_amd64.deb 0.99.3debian11 amd64 Debian Main
update-notifier - - -


Name Value
gconf-service -
gconf2 >= 2.28.1-2
gksu -
libc6 >= 2.7
libdbus-glib-1-2 >= 0.78
libgconf-2-4 >= 2.31.1
libgdk-pixbuf2.0-0 >= 2.22.0
libgdu0 >= 0.2
libglib2.0-0 >= 2.16.0
libgtk2.0-0 >= 2.14.0
libgudev-1.0-0 >= 146
libnotify4 >= 0.7.0
libx11-6 -
notification-daemon -
python -
update-manager -
update-manager-gnome -
update-notifier-common = 0.99.3debian11


Name Value
update-notifier-common << 0.99.3debian


Type URL
Binary Package update-notifier_0.99.3debian11_i386.deb
Source Package update-notifier

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install update-notifier deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install update-notifier




2012-11-28 - Julian Andres Klode <jak@debian.org>
update-notifier (0.99.3debian11) unstable; urgency=low
* Make update-notifier-common depend on lsb-release (Closes: #694006)
* Remove /var/lib/update-notifier if update-notifier-cleanup is purged
(Closes: #606623)
* Let update-notifier-common depend on gettext-base (Closes: #620509)
2011-08-02 - Julian Andres Klode <jak@debian.org>
update-notifier (0.99.3debian10) unstable; urgency=low
[ Martin Pitt ]
* Port to current libnotify 0.7 API. Bump libnotify-dev build dependency.
[ Julian Andres Klode ]
* Cherry pick revision 628 from ubuntu branch, using notify 0.7
(Closes: #630307)
2011-05-26 - Julian Andres Klode <jak@debian.org>
update-notifier (0.99.3debian9) unstable; urgency=low
* Adjust progress for python-apt 0.8 API (no percent parameter)
* Standards-Version 3.9.2
2010-12-09 - Julian Andres Klode <jak@debian.org>
update-notifier (0.99.3debian8) unstable; urgency=low
* Really hide the update information for non-admins (Closes: #604694)
* po/pt_BR.po: Update by Sérgio Cipolla (Closes: #601459)
* data/update-notifier.1: Add manual page by Vincent Cheng (Closes: #604786)
2010-11-22 - Julian Andres Klode <jak@debian.org>
update-notifier (0.99.3debian7) unstable; urgency=low
* src/update-notifier:
- Use 'sudo' group instead of 'admin' group (Closes: #502392)
- If 'sudo' contains no members, treat every user as an admin.
* src/reboot.c: Reboot fixes (Closes: #594220)
- reboot via GNOME Session: use Shutdown() instead of RequestReboot()
- reboot via HAL: Replace by ConsoleKit approach (Closes: #604530)
* Display currently active transactions even for normal users.
* Correctly detect Debian security updates (Closes: #493653).
2010-08-02 - Julian Andres Klode <jak@debian.org>
update-notifier (0.99.3debian6) unstable; urgency=low
* Replaces/Breaks old update-notifier-common (Closes: #590605).
* Update Standards-Version to 3.9.1.
* Use architecture wildcards (Closes: #587867).
* Do not recommend cpu-checker (Closes: #587437).
* data/update-motd-updates-available:
- Correctly handle sources.list.d and sources.list (Closes: #586438).
* debian/15update-stamp:
- Use Post-Invoke instead of Post-Invoke-Success (Closes: #584682).
* src/reboot.c:
- Do not log error that org.debian.apt is not provided (Closes: #583698).
* Update Czech translation (Closes: #590705) [although translations should
normally be done in Launchpad for increased collaboration].
2010-06-18 - Julian Andres Klode <jak@debian.org>
update-notifier (0.99.3debian5) unstable; urgency=low
* Do not install update-mot.d stuff (Closes: #580286).
2010-05-05 - Julian Andres Klode <jak@debian.org>
update-notifier (0.99.3debian4) unstable; urgency=low
* Show the tray icon instead of running update-manager (Closes: #578717),
the update-manager mode does not even work currently due to Bug#579789.
2010-04-18 - Julian Andres Klode <jak@debian.org>
update-notifier (0.99.3debian3) unstable; urgency=low
* Do not ship /var/crash as it is not needed.
* debian/update-notifier-common.install:
- Install /etc/apt/apt.conf.d/ files here instead of using debian/rules.
* debian/rules: Simplify and remove unneeded parts.
* autogen.sh: Run intltool-update -p here.
* data/apt_check.py:
- Detect security updates for Debian [and gNewSense] (Closes: #493653).
* Run notify-reboot-required in kernel postinst.d (Closes: #502396).
* data/notify-reboot-required: Also work if /var/run is no mountpoint,
it will be cleaned up on boot anyway (Closes: #462002).
* Recommend synaptic and software-properties-gtk and only use them if
they are installed (Closes: #559000, #448534).
* Recommend anacron to have up-to-data package lists (Closes: #414155).
* debian/99update-notifier: Fix syntax.
* Update translations from Launchpad and create ALL_LINGUAS dynamically.
* data/Makefile.am: Do not run gconftool-2, it just prints warnings.
* Fix compiler warnings.

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