Getting notified when Debian repository updates

Posted by linportal on Sep 15, 2008 1:57 AM EDT
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A neat script that notifies you when upstream Debian repository has changed, in real-time! So you can upgrade your Linux right away!

As a real Debian unstable addict, for a long time, I wanted to have real time notifications when upstream repository updates. So I can immediately check what's new and, time permitted, do the upgrade right away. Fortunately, I had some spare time few weeks ago that I invested in developing a neat script that you can find attached. This was also an exercise in using the GNOME notification mechanism. It's all quick and dirty, but it gets the job done well.

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