About update notifications....

So, about Manjaro 18.1.4, I did not get a notification about this update until yesterday. I knew that it had been released a week or so earlier, but I thought that it was delayed for the community editions, Cinnamon in my case. I had to restart my machine yesterday (completely unrelated reason) and the update popped up immediately after the reboot. My machine had not been rebooted for about two weeks before that.

So now my question is, is there anything that prevents the update notification to pop up if you don't reboot your machine after the update has been announced? Or was it just a coincident, and the Cinnamon edition actually was released yesterday? Are the community editions in general delayed compared to the official editions, or does everyone get the update at the same time regardless of edition (except apparently in my case)?

I am just curious...

Try mntray

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Cool, I have installed it and will try it out, but will that notify me when pamac doesn't?

And also, my questions still stand, I did know that the update was released, I was just waiting for Pamac to say 'hey, there are updates!'.

Look in settings from pamac.

Maybe you must actualize your mirrors.

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Thanks @SGS, I have refreshed my mirrors, maybe that will make a difference next time...

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Also this help :slight_smile:


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Can you post your mirror list?

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/etc/pacman.d >>> cat mirrorlist                                
##
## Manjaro Linux custom mirrorlist
## Generated on 2019-12-16 17:17
##
## Please use 'pacman-mirrors -id' To reset custom mirrorlist
## Please use 'pacman-mirrors -c all' To reset custom mirrorlist
## To remove custom config run  'pacman-mirrors -c all'
##

## Country : Germany
Server = https://mirror.23media.com/manjaro/unstable/$repo/$arch

## Country : Germany
Server = https://mirror.alpix.eu/manjaro/unstable/$repo/$arch

## Country : Germany
Server = https://manjaro.moson.eu/unstable/$repo/$arch

## Country : Germany
Server = https://mirror.netzspielplatz.de/manjaro/packages/unstable/$repo/$arch

## Country : Germany
Server = https://ftp.halifax.rwth-aachen.de/manjaro/unstable/$repo/$arch
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I wasn't sure who's list you wanted to see, so here is mine (note that I just clicked refresh mirrors, I am pretty sure that changed this list):

##
## Manjaro Linux custom mirrorlist
## Generated on 2019-12-16 17:17
##
## Please use 'pacman-mirrors -id' To reset custom mirrorlist
## Please use 'pacman-mirrors -c all' To reset custom mirrorlist
## To remove custom config run  'pacman-mirrors -c all'
##

## Country : Sweden
Server = https://mirror.zetup.net/manjaro/stable/$repo/$arch

## Country : Sweden
Server = https://ftp.lysator.liu.se/pub/manjaro/stable/$repo/$arch

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You should use mirrors from the country, where you live.
And with a high sync rate.

Here is my mirror list:


##
## Manjaro Linux default mirrorlist
## Generated on 2019-02-20 18:04
##
## Please use 'pacman-mirrors -f [NUMBER] [NUMBER]' to modify mirrorlist
## (Use 0 for all mirrors)
##

## Country : Germany
Server = https://manjaro.moson.eu/stable/$repo/$arch

## Country : Germany
Server = https://mirror.netzspielplatz.de/manjaro/packages/stable/$repo/$arch

## Country : Germany
Server = https://mirror.philpot.de/manjaro/stable/$repo/$arch

## Country : Germany
Server = https://mirror.alpix.eu/manjaro/stable/$repo/$arch

What about the three backticks? or </>

I do live in Sweden, and when I run sudo pacman-mirrors -cSweden I get only 3 mirrors:

::INFO Querying mirrors - This may take some time
  0.183 Sweden         : https://ftp.lysator.liu.se/pub/manjaro/
  0.297 Sweden         : ftp://ftp.lysator.liu.se/pub/manjaro/
  0.134 Sweden         : https://mirror.zetup.net/manjaro/

When I try listing them from the 'Arch-list-thingy' I get a few more:

https://www.archlinux.org/mirrorlist/?country=SE&protocol=http&protocol=https&ip_version=4

This returns :

##
## Arch Linux repository mirrorlist
## Generated on 2019-12-16
##

## Sweden
#Server = http://ftp.acc.umu.se/mirror/archlinux/$repo/os/$arch
#Server = https://ftp.acc.umu.se/mirror/archlinux/$repo/os/$arch
#Server = http://archlinux.dynamict.se/$repo/os/$arch
#Server = https://archlinux.dynamict.se/$repo/os/$arch
#Server = http://ftpmirror.infania.net/mirror/archlinux/$repo/os/$arch
#Server = http://ftp.lysator.liu.se/pub/archlinux/$repo/os/$arch
#Server = https://ftp.lysator.liu.se/pub/archlinux/$repo/os/$arch
#Server = http://ftp.myrveln.se/pub/linux/archlinux/$repo/os/$arch
#Server = https://ftp.myrveln.se/pub/linux/archlinux/$repo/os/$arch
#Server = https://mirror.osbeck.com/archlinux/$repo/os/$arch

Maybe the ones I used before refreshing are having problems? Pretty sure I was using the second one (https://*.umu.se) before I refreshed the mirrors.

Anyway, I don't know, I will let this go now and see if I get an earlier update notification next time...

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You need to use the Manjaro mirrors.
Three of them are sufficient.

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Perhaps the 'Arch-list-thingy' shows you the the 'Arch-thingy's-mirrors' and not the 'Manjaro-thingy's' :wink:?

https://repo.manjaro.org/

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lysator.liu.se seems to syncs every 2 hours
zsetup.net every 4 hours

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@Marte, I keep forgetting that Manjaro has its own repositories...lol, thanks for reminding me :slight_smile:

That explains why I only got two repositories as a result with pamac-mirrors....

Still don't explain why I did not get a notification for a week though...

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I recommend using

pacman -Syyu

on console.

That is what I use (or -Syu) when I update, but the original problem was that I did not get a notification that there where updates to install for a week. Until I restarted the machine that is...

I use the Octopi notifier.
Works well.

Don´t know why it doesn´t work in your case.
Could also be the mirrors not syncing.
Maybe you should use mirrors from a country nearby, which have a high sync rate.

Well, sure, but I don't think the mirrors was the problem, since I got the notification as soon as I rebooted? I obviously don't know, since I asked the question, but sync rate and mirror problems doesn't seem to explain the original problem. Or am I missing something?

Anyway it is not important, I got the update eventually and it worked fine, and I have refreshed my mirrors and will see if something similar happens on next update. The reason I asked the question was to see if there where something I didn't know about the update process, etc. But there does not seem to be a simple answer to why I got the late notification, so now I know to reboot if the update don't show up next time. I'll survive without an answer :slight_smile:

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