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I seem to have somehow lost my update-notifier from my desktop panel. when i look in my start up preferences it is there, but as i said doesn't show up ...
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    lost my update-notifier doesn't show up in my panel anymore


    I seem to have somehow lost my update-notifier from my desktop panel.
    when i look in my start up preferences it is there, but as i said doesn't
    show up in my desktop panel like it used to do.
    How can i fix this ?
    Any advice ?

    Thanks guys

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    As far as I remember (I haven't use it for years), it only appears when there are updated packages available.

    If you're convinced it's broken, then try purging and reinstalling it.

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    Thanks caravel.
    Ok, i though it was present all the time either as greyed out ( inactive/no updates ) or in an active mode.
    I will see if it pops up at sometime..
    I manage with out it to..

    thanks for taking the time caravel

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    Not sure about that, if my memory serves me correctly it goes grey when a package manager is running and lights up when there are updates (?) - that's pretty much all it does as far as I know. If you click on it, it launches a different program - usually update-manager.

    Both of these, along with synaptic, adept, etc are graphical front ends to apt. To achieve the same end using a terminal:

    Code:
    aptitude update && aptitude safe-upgrade
    or
    Code:
    apt-get update && apt-get upgrade

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