Package: update-notifier-kde Version: 1.2.4 Severity: wishlist update-notifier-kde has no README file, which is quite confusing. After installing it, I had hard time finding what this package is supposed to do and how to check if it is even running. I had to dig into source-code, and we should not expect other users to do the same (as they may not even know how to download update-notifier-kde source code).
I have found similar problem on debian-kde mailing list, but there were no real solutions. I am attaching example README file to bug report. Please feel free to modify it and include in next release (and push into git, too!).  <http://lists.debian.org/debian-kde/2010/06/msg00005.html> Best regards Mirosław Zalewski -- System Information: Debian Release: wheezy/sid APT prefers testing APT policy: (990, 'testing'), (500, 'unstable') Architecture: amd64 (x86_64) Kernel: Linux 3.2.0-1-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores) Locale: LANG=pl_PL.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=pl_PL.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8) (ignored: LC_ALL set to pl_PL.UTF-8) Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash Versions of packages update-notifier-kde depends on: ii libc6 2.13-26 ii libkdecore5 4:4.6.5-2+b1 ii libkdeui5 4:4.6.5-2+b1 ii libkio5 4:4.6.5-2+b1 ii libqt4-dbus 4:4.7.4-2 ii libqtcore4 4:4.7.4-2 ii libqtgui4 4:4.7.4-2 ii libstdc++6 4.6.2-12 ii update-notifier-common 0.99.3debian10 Versions of packages update-notifier-kde recommends: ii anacron 2.3-14 update-notifier-kde suggests no packages. -- no debconf information *** ~/readme-update-notifier-kde Update-notifier-kde is simple KDEd module which only purpose is notifying user about availability of updates and requirement of system reboot. It loads itself on KDE login, waits two minutes and then check status of four files once a second. These files are: - /var/lib/update-notifier/dpkg-run-stamp and /var/lib/update-notifier/updates-available - updated after each successful manipulation of dpkg database (e.g. installing or removing packages). - /var/run/reboot-required - updated after installation of new kernel. - /var/lib/apt/periodic/update-success-stamp - updated after each update of APT database. Please note that due to a bug in aptitude 0.6.5 and earlier, `aptitude update` command does not run command specified as APT::Update::Post-Invoke APT option, and therefore update-notifier-kde will be unable to notify about new updates. In such case, please use apt-get instead. Also please note, that update-notifier-kde does not in any way invoke APT database update. It must be ensured by other means (e.g. a cron job). To check if update-notifier-kde is up and running, go to KDE System Settings -> Startup and Shutdown -> Service Manager and check list of startup services. You can also enable or disable modules on the fly. _______________________________________________ pkg-kde-extras mailing list firstname.lastname@example.org http://lists.alioth.debian.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/pkg-kde-extras