Thanks everyone, that code does exactly what I wanted. Calling
bash /etc/qubes-rpc/qubes.InstallUpdatesGUI
with qvm-run for a given VM produces the same result of uptating the VM via

Thanks for your Time,


On Fri, Feb 17, 2017 at 4:18 AM, Jean-Philippe Ouellet <> wrote:

> On Thu, Feb 16, 2017 at 10:51 PM, Fabrizio Romano Genovese
> <> wrote:
> > Well, I have considered it, yes, and it's true that launching many
> terminals
> > can be resource intensive. But it's also faster:  Using & I can launch
> all
> > the terminals at the same time, while cycling as in the script you
> linked I
> > should wait for the previous update process to finish.
> Not if you just background the process, like:
> for dom in templateA templateB ...; do
>     qvm-run -p -u root some-template 'dnf update' &
> done
> Anyway... the code you're looking for is here:
> master/qubes-rpc/qubes.InstallUpdatesGUI

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