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Re: Update Manager


About update-manager, yes I'm aware that it takes 10 Mb. But we currently have no other option available to check updates and crash notifications.
You can safely remove update-manager and update-notifer if you want remove this 10 Mb, but you need to update manually.
There is currently a plan to rewrite it with scripts, which should reduce the memory needed, but I don't know when it will be ready.

For translation, it could be not up-to-date, mostly because LXDE didn't release a tarball with this updated translation.

Julien Lavergne

On Tue, 19 Oct 2010 04:40:43 +0100
Phill Whiteside <phillw@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Hiyas Julien...
> Not sure where to file this bug....
> the below explains the problem..
> (04:13:44) hungtran: hello, anyone here has tried lubuntu with a 128MB RAM
> machine?
> (04:16:39) phillw: hungtran: yeah many have
> (04:17:28) phillw: installing it off the normal cd will not work on such a
> machine though.
> (04:19:18) phillw: hungtran: you will need to use
> https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Lubuntu/DocumentationHelp/MinimalInstall
> (04:20:24) hungtran: phillw: oh thanks I know it, I just want to be sure
> that we could run Lubuntu on machines like that
> (04:21:47) phillw: hungtran:
> https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Lubuntu#Intended%20Audience and the team are
> resolute that it will remain the case.
> (04:24:04) hungtran: phillw: in 10.10 update manager uses much memory, is it
> safe if I remove it?
> (04:24:24) phillw: yes, quite safe
> (04:25:16) phillw: you can manually update if you want, but lubuntu does not
> issue releases every two days like some do :)
> (04:27:31) phillw: if you use the mini-iso it installs without auto-updates
> turned on.
> (04:28:06) hungtran: phillw: yeah, I don't think put update manager in
> lubuntu is a good idea, my old laptop runs 10.10 a bit slower than 10.04,
> but I think that because i'm familiar with terminal and linux, some new
> Linux users could like update manager :)
> (04:28:43) hungtran: phillw: yes, I use mini-iso but update manager is still
> running and uses about 10MB RAM :(
> (04:29:18) phillw: it's always a hard call to make; we want lubuntu to be
> user friendly, but with that comes an overhead.
> (04:30:15) phillw: you can remove it, and get that precious 10MB of RAM
> back.
> (04:32:34) hungtran: phillw: do you know about translation process? lubuntu
> team updates new translation or lxde team does? Vietnamese translation is
> almost done now but I can't see it in 10.10
> (04:32:41) phillw: Step 9 on
> https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Lubuntu/DocumentationHelp/MinimalInstall says to
> leave it off? Are you saying it is being turned back on ?
> (04:33:26) hungtran: phillw: yes I always turn it off, it's like my habit
> now :), I always update ubuntu and lubuntu in terminal
> (04:34:00) phillw: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Lubuntu/Translations has details
> on translation projects.
> (04:34:16) hungtran: phillw: i think it auto update is off but update
> manager is on, it runs but I think I do nothing
> (04:34:30) hungtran: <hungtran> phillw: i think it auto update is off but
> update manager is on, it runs but I think it does nothing
> (04:34:42) phillw: hungtran: I will file a bug for you.
> (04:35:20) hungtran: phillw: oh thanks
> (04:35:44) phillw: lubuntu should not be using up 10MB of your RAM for a
> useless process.
> Regards,
> Phill.

Julien Lavergne <gilir@xxxxxxxxxx>