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Feb
5
comment By what mechanism is update-manager supposed to be automatically started?
Thanks, but this does not answer the question
Feb
5
comment How to install a python script as an application
Have you read this? debian.org/doc/manuals/maint-guide GUIs don't just show up automagically, you need to tell the packaging system to do that for you. Also, it's been a while since I made any debian packages, but IIRC the usual way to build them is using dpkg-buildpackage. Probably easiest way to get what you want is to find a similar small package or two and grab the source package (e.g. with apt-get source), and see how that works. You'll probably need a .desktop file installed, there will be tools to help with that.
Feb
5
comment Automatically installing security updates on desktop system more than once per day
By the way, not upvoting this answer now just because it doesn't yet answer the question -- if you get a patch in or some new tool on github then that will change of course! :-)
Feb
5
comment Automatically installing security updates on desktop system more than once per day
I'm sure if you get something working you'll find a decent audience of people who'll be grateful for your efforts here. My own opinion is that whatever mechanism is used by the default setup should also be somehow useable for more frequent updates (even if a UI for that is not provided by default). Push updates make sense from an efficiency standpoint, but of course there is a security issue there with allowing incoming network traffic through the firewall, which may put off a good chunk of the very people who want more frequent updates!
Feb
5
comment Automatically installing security updates on desktop system more than once per day
SE most definitely is highly opinionated, fot better or worse (that's a metaphor, by the way ;-) Thank you for your comments
Feb
5
asked By what mechanism is update-manager supposed to be automatically started?
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Jan
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comment Automatically installing security updates on desktop system more than once per day
@Fabby: I think it's not possible to make a question fully explicit, so misunderstandings of intent are unavoidable. SE may think otherwise, but if so, it's wrong :-)
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Apr
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Apr
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revised Automatically installing security updates on desktop system more than once per day
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Apr
5
comment Automatically installing security updates on desktop system more than once per day
It seems this will 1. prompt me even if there are no security updates, 2. prompt me to install non-security updates. Is there a way to avoid that? I've updated question to reflect this.
Apr
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asked Automatically installing security updates on desktop system more than once per day
Feb
28
comment Running a .desktop file in the terminal
gtk-launch firefox.desktop ~/.local/share/applications/ launches firefox viewing the directory ~/.local/share/applications/ for me. Seems if you were correct, firefox should not have been passed the directory of the .desktop file as an argument. In fact the directory passed to gtk-launch is not supposed to be used to locate the dir containing the .desktop file (and is not, in fact)
Feb
28
comment Running a .desktop file in the terminal
moderators: oops, think I may have flagged this accidentally, sorry if that's the case
Feb
28
comment Open link from application in running firefox profile
I re-asked the question here, then answered it myseelf: superuser.com/a/883773/116912
Feb
21
comment How do I find out which repository a package comes from?
Do apt-cache {showpkg,policy} actually show where an installed package was installed from, or just where it would be installed from at the time it is queried?
Feb
21
asked Open link from application in running firefox profile
Jan
17
comment What program starts dbus-daemon?
Pithikos: per my comment on your answer, those commands don't help if the process has already been reparented to init, as was the case here
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