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.
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When running the script, I get the following error:
./pepbit.sh: 3: Syntax error: newline unexpected
@ManyRoads – We did update the script a day or so ago, that problem should be resolved….Even still check out this posting on the forum. here
Have you right clicked the file and then gone into properties and then click permissions and then allow the file to be executed by the file as a program and then click the close button and then click a way from the file and right click an empty space in the place where your download is saved and then click open as root and then type your password in and then open the terminal by right clicking in your folder that you have just opened with the root version and then type the ./pepbit.sh into the command and then it should work
After you navigate to this page https://sourceforge.net/p/peppermintos/com_con/ci/master/tree/pepbit_install/ and then right click pepbit.sh and save link as, you are not downloading the software.
You are downloading .
Running pepbit.sh will yield the newline unexpected error.
Left click on the first pepbit.sh and you will then see Download this file i.e. the correct file
You may want to try our support forum here
Just referring to my comment above where some text is missing.
When you arrive at the first appearance of pepbit.sh, there is a different result depending whether you left click or right click the file.
Right click > save as > you will not receive the Updater software
Left click > new page opens > download this file (i.e. the updater software)