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How can I get notified of updates to a certain PPA?

For example when I am interested in new package versions of a certain package in a certain PPA?

If a user has the package in question installed and is using the default desktop, she probably get notified via an icon in the traybar or something like that.

But I am searching for a method which works even when the package is not installed (and without gnome).

It should be reliable and prompt.

Does launchpad provides some RSS/Atom-Feed features for PPAs? Or email notifications?

(As a sidenote: I am surprised that even with my own PPA I only get an upload notification via mail - but no notification when the binary package is finished.)

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Just my 2 cents: perhaps create a script with wget and time-stamping in order to check for changes? More info at: editcorp.com/Personal/Lars_Appel/wget/wget_5.html –  Pavlos G. Jun 28 '11 at 0:03
    
Hm, perhaps - the Link to the official manual location is: gnu.org/software/wget/manual/wget.html#Time_002dStamping –  maxschlepzig Jun 28 '11 at 7:37
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Re: your sidenote: You might want to look at this old launchpad-user thread: lists.launchpad.net/launchpad-users/msg05540.html Especially the code here: pastebin.ubuntu.com/298022 The API has changed a bit since then, but it should be possible to hack something up to check build status. –  andrewsomething Jun 28 '11 at 20:07

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Sadly, Launchpad doesn't offer RSS feeds for PPAs. There's been an open bug on this for a while.

UbuntuUpdates.org is a third party service that offers feeds for some selected PPAs.

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