Package Manager Icon [Cosmetic]

Not sure if this is a known bug or not, whenever package manager has an update and I either go into terminal or the gui to update it. After its done updating, the package manager icon remains red even when no packages are available for update/upgrade. The problem was intermittent for me when using the linux kernel 5.6, but after I upgraded, the problem became worse.

Its not a big deal by any means, just thought I might as well report it.

Try to check this in the pamac preferences.2020-09-16_13-40

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That happens, yes, but then what you have to do is right-click the icon and select “Search for updates”. This will then force the update notifier to reload, and in seeing that there are no new updates anymore, then depending on your system tray settings, it’ll turn green again or ─ as @KesLE6 noted ─ disappear.

Normally you wouldn’t run into that situation because the updates are usually bundled and will encompass a newer kernel, which means that you must reboot after updating. But sometimes there are only a few packages to update ─ e.g. an urgent security fix ─ and then it may indeed happen that the update notifier icon remains red.

But even that is not permanent, because it’ll automatically and periodically poll for updates anyway, and so it would then discover on its own account that there are no new updates anymore. The only thing is that depending on how often it is set to poll for updates, it might still take hours before it realizes that you’re already up-to-date. :wink:


Currently the icon for Pamac in System Tray for KDE Plasma can be provided via one of this two packages:

  • pamac-tray-appindicator -> to be deprecated soon
  • pamac-tray-icon-plasma -> still work ni progress, but still better in a way, with small hiccups that will be fixed soon.

I suggest to use the latter, as it also follows the icon set properly.