The Peppermint Update Manager is used to receive system updates from the Debian repos but it allows you to pull updates from the Peppermint git repos
What are system updates? – These are updates that are released by Debian upstream , Generally you would use aptitude or apt to check and install updates from the Debian repos.
What are Peppermint git repos? – the Peppermint teams does build their own tools, PepHub, ICE, Welcome screen, etc…codeberg.org is used to distribute these tools, as we make updates to them or build new ones, this is the repo area that we will store them for you to download.
Install the Update Manager tool
- Download the pepbit.sh from this link:
Right-click the file and save it to your computer.
- Browse to the location where you saved the file and ensure it is set to
“Allow this file to run as a program”. To do this right-click the file and click “Properties”
Then click the “Permissions” tab, ensure the box next to “Program:” is checked. Click Close
- Open a terminal where your file is saved.
- Type this command sudo ./pepbit.sh press enter
- Once it is completed the Update GUI should be installed.
To use the Update Manager Tool open the Pephub
- Click Hardware & Software
- Click the Update Manager button
- Enter your password and it should launch.
The purpose of this GUI Update Manager is….. it will let you set a schedule for your system by using cron, it will update both the Debian System updates as well as the PepTools we build.
- You can manually update your System and Pep Tools anytime, by using the update buttons on the Update Manager tab. “System Updates” reaches out to the Debian repos, and “Pep Tools” reaches out to the Peppermint git repos
- The “Options” tab will let you schedule updates as needed.
Is the this too a replacement for the Peppermint CLI Updater?
Both can work in tandem, the purpose of the CLI Updater is to let you check and install updates as needed.
By clicking the icon in the system tray by the clock the CLI updater will immediately check for any new updates.
The GUI updater will help you automate that process if you choose too.