Package Details: gnome-shell-extension-arch-update 24-1

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Package Base: gnome-shell-extension-arch-update
Description: Convenient indicator for Arch Linux updates in GNOME Shell.
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Keywords: extension gnome-shell notification pacman update
Licenses: GPL3
Conflicts: gnome-shell-extensions-git
Submitter: michiwend
Maintainer: WoefulDerelict
Last Packager: WoefulDerelict
Votes: 49
Popularity: 2.213080
First Submitted: 2016-01-31 14:38
Last Updated: 2017-10-11 17:37

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WoefulDerelict commented on 2017-03-09 17:59

Tamaskan: This isn't how optional dependencies work. This extension is neither built against nor optionally depends upon this package to provide a feature. If you inspect the PKGBUILD for NetworkManager [] in the core repos you'll see that the optional dependencies are necessary during make and the tool builds against them to provide extra features. These are optional in deployment; however, attempting to use the feature without the dependency present it will often throw errors and cause other strange behaviour. In more intelligently designed software it will recognize the missing library and gracefully degrade, disabling the feature.

Absolutely none of these things are true in this case. While this extension allows the user to configure it to use a different utility to check for updates these are not part of Arch Linux nor are they supported by the Arch Linux community. If users want to employ these tools and configure this extension to use them that is entirely at their own peril.

bytewizzard commented on 2017-02-28 18:58

works great :), thank you

Martyca commented on 2016-11-08 07:47

@WoefulDerelict, thank you very much.

hmrodrigues commented on 2016-06-13 09:59

@WoefulDerelict awesome thanks

WoefulDerelict commented on 2016-06-12 18:53

I've adopted this package and updated it. Enjoy.

hmrodrigues commented on 2016-05-03 23:15

Hey @michiwend can you update please? The package is 4 versions behind.

Thank you.