Quick question about updates

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When Cydia apps that you have downloaded are updated is their anyway of being informed other than manually looking through Cydia?
 

maturola

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Oct 29, 2007
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When Cydia apps that you have downloaded are updated is their anyway of being informed other than manually looking through Cydia?
Cydia is a UI front end for apt-get, apt-get need to refresh its sources before it can let you know if any update is available or not, this doesn't happen unless you open Cydia.

As a workaround there are some Scheduling app you can install and then have a script call for a apt-get update in the background, but this have to be done on using command line, if you are confortable with that it is a lot easier to just open cydia once in a while.
 

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Dec 17, 2011
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Cydia is a UI front end for apt-get, apt-get need to refresh its sources before it can let you know if any update is available or not, this doesn't happen unless you open Cydia.

As a workaround there are some Scheduling app you can install and then have a script call for a apt-get update in the background, but this have to be done on using command line, if you are confortable with that it is a lot easier to just open cydia once in a while.
Thanks for the answer. So if I understand correctly when I go into Cydia it will let me know if any updates are available?
 

maturola

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Oct 29, 2007
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Atlanta, GA
Thanks for the answer. So if I understand correctly when I go into Cydia it will let me know if any updates are available?
Yes, the first thing that cydia does when you open it is refresh it sources and let you know if any package have an update. (unless you open it again in less that 60sec, then it will skip it)