it goes in to crontab -e
and it wont do nothing
cause no privilages
people are always full of advice on automatic updates
but you never actually find someone running it, not even to test it for few weeks
but theres no shortage of guys giving advice and pasting quick google results
The reason I stopped recommending Linux to "normal users" is _because_ of the concept of distributions.
Coupling the updates of single apps with the updates of the whole desktop or framework and libs, is just plain wrong. Having to upgrade the whole distro (including all the other installed apps you dont want to upgrade) just to install a new version of one single app you _want_ to update is a nightmare. Total bullshit. Users. Dont. Want. That. Users dont want one update to trigger another update, or even to trigger the upgrade of the whole desktop.
The blog post by ESR is one prominent example: http://esr.ibiblio.org/?p=3822
He basically wanted to upgrade just one (obscure) app, and the process triggered the automatic removal of Gnome2 and installation of Unity. Just _IMAGINE_ how nightmarish this must look for normal users. You simply dont remove somebodys installed desktop sneakily from under their feet. You simply dont. That feels like the total loss of control over your computer.
I personally had, during the last 10 years, people go from Linux (which I talked them into trying) back to windows, _precisely_ of this reason, of having to upgrade the whole distribution every few months just to be able to get new app versions. They dont have to put up with this insane bullshit on Windows, why should they put up with it on Linux?
This "distribution" bullshit is not what is killing desktop Linux, it is what _already_ killed desktop Linux.
The other reasons why desktop Linux never made it (no games, no preinstallations on hardware) are imho just consequences of the distribution concept and the 6-month planned-obsolescence cycle. Nobody wants to bother with something which will be obsolete half a year down the road. Nobody wants to develop for a target that moves _that_ fast.
If anybody _ever_ really wants to see Linux succeed on the desktop (before the desktop concept itself is gone), he will have to give up on the distribution concept first.
No bug reports saying that it doesn't work outright. Picture is outdated but it is the same from 12.04 to 14.04 to 15.10. I used that option for 2 years and it works. I have no idea how it works, but it works.
[root@sug Downloads]# sudo pacman -Sy
error: infinality-bundle: signature from "bohoomil (dev key) <email@example.com>" is unknown trust
:: Synchronizing package databases...
core is up to date
extra is up to date
community-testing is up to date
community is up to date
error: failed retrieving file 'infinality-bundle.db' from bohoomil.com : The requested URL returned error: 404
error: failed to update infinality-bundle (unexpected error)
error: database 'infinality-bundle' is not valid (invalid or corrupted database (PGP signature))
What am I doing wrong?
I'm not that anon. But it's better if you don't put "sudo" there. First of all you can't sudo without a terminal open. Second, if you accidentally run that command without being in the sudoers group. You'll just spam the administrator with warnings. Third, you might already have root privileges.
What you should do is put that command into roots crontab. AFAIK. Each user has his/her own crontabs. So if you try to set a cronjob, it'll run under your user.
So what you have to do issudo crontab -e ...
And it'll run as root. Not that hard. And if you want to update manually.sudo windowsupdate.sh
i don't understand this at all. i've installed linux on plenty computers for normies, haven't had a single complaint.
you know why?
think for a moment which applications normies update. the answer is simple: firefox, thunderbird, libreoffice. or in other words, software that asks them to be updated and then, upon being granted the rights to do so, updates itself. it has nothing to do with the system underneath.