[CentOS] Alert icon for yum

Thu Apr 27 13:01:00 UTC 2006
rado <rado at rivers-bend.com>

On Thu, 2006-04-27 at 00:37 -0400, José Alburquerque wrote:
> Hi all.  I have a simple question:  CentOS relies mostly on "yum" to 
> keep systems up to date, although I understand that like on RHEL, 
> "up2date" is also available.  On my system I've run both KDE and GNOME 
> as Graphical Desktops under X (though I presently run GNOME), and I've 
> noticed that there is an applet called "CentOS Network Alert Icon" (from 
> the "System Tools" menu) which when run appears in a "status area" in a 
> panel to show whether the system needs updating or not.  This applet 
> shows the up2date sources, but my question is:  Is there any way to have 
> some sort of similar applet that does this for yum.   I just think that 
> when we add repos we usually add them through yum.  Also when we update 
> the system we usually use yum.  Hence I think it would be better to use 
> an applet similar to up2date's for yum so that there is no need to edit 
> both yum and up2date files and there is consistency between when the 
> applet signals a need for updating and the actual "yum update" command.  
> Am I making sense?
> I found a site (http://fedoranews.org/tchung/yum-applet/) with the 
> source for a yum applet.  I know I can build this for myself, but I was 
> wondering what others on this list think and whether such an applet 
> should be more widely available to the general CentOS audience.  Can I 
> go ahead and build this for my system?  TIA for your answers.
> Sincerely
> Jose Alburquerque
why not just set up a cronjob once a day/nite or something if you want
to be on top of updates that close... just a little yum -y update thing
as root