System Monitor shows unfriendly name "update-notifier"

Bug #399591 reported by Vish on 2009-07-15
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update-notifier (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

Binary package hint: update-notifier

I suggest renaming the update-notifier > update-manager daemon .
Since its now working just as an update manger daemon, and there is *no other specific notification*, which existed earlier.

This would ease the discomfort that several users have complained in Bug #332945 , saying the new pop-under is a security threat.

The main source of the discomfort is because the daemon is labeled different from the app it opens.
Renaming it would make it more up-to date with the present designed behavior for updates.

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Vish (vish) on 2009-07-15
description: updated
description: updated
Vish (vish) on 2009-07-15
description: updated
summary: - Rename Update notifier daemon > update-manager daemon
+ Rename Update-notifier > update-manager-daemon
Changed in hundredpapercuts:
status: New → Confirmed

assigning to mpt , after discussion in irc...
Kindly consider , merging the notifier into the new update-manager.

Changed in update-notifier (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Matthew Paul Thomas (mpt)
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in hundredpapercuts:
importance: Undecided → Low
status: Confirmed → Triaged
Changed in hundredpapercuts:
assignee: nobody → Mohamed Amine IL Idrissi (ilidrissi.amine)
status: Triaged → In Progress
Changed in update-notifier (Ubuntu):
assignee: Matthew Paul Thomas (mpt) → Mohamed Amine IL Idrissi (ilidrissi.amine)
status: Confirmed → In Progress
Matthew Paul Thomas (mpt) wrote :

In <https://wiki.ubuntu.com/SoftwareUpdateHandling> I propose renaming "Update Manager" to "Software Updater" (on the grounds that it's more informative). If that happens, it might make more sense to have software-updater-daemon.

Changed in hundredpapercuts:
milestone: none → precise-7-system-administration
summary: - Rename Update-notifier > update-manager-daemon
+ Rename Update-notifier > software-updater-daemon
Changed in hundredpapercuts:
assignee: Mohamed Amine Ilidrissi (ilidrissi.amine) → nobody
Changed in update-notifier (Ubuntu):
assignee: Mohamed Amine Ilidrissi (ilidrissi.amine) → nobody
Changed in hundredpapercuts:
status: In Progress → Triaged
Changed in update-notifier (Ubuntu):
status: In Progress → Confirmed
Changed in hundredpapercuts:
milestone: precise-7-system-administration → quantal-8-administration

Does the phrase "update-notifier" actually appear to the user? If not, I don't see a need to rename the package.

Timothy Arceri (t-fridey) wrote :

Hi Michael,
                   The phrase "update-notifier" appears to the user in the System Monitor (see attached screenshot).

Michael Terry (mterry) wrote :

This won't require any source or binary renaming. It just needs a .desktop file with a nice user string in it that matches the binary, as far as I can tell.

summary: - Rename Update-notifier > software-updater-daemon
+ System Monitor shows unfriendly name for update-notifier
summary: - System Monitor shows unfriendly name for update-notifier
+ System Monitor shows unfriendly name "update-notifier"
Brian Murray (brian-murray) wrote :

update-notifier does more than just notify you of updates. It also watches for .crash files in /var/crash, cups printer drivers, disks with debian packages, and local avahi connections among other things. I don't think it makes sense to rename update-notifier to update-manager-daemon.

Matthew Paul Thomas (mpt) wrote :

As I understand it, most of those tasks are to be converted to Upstart jobs.

Brian Murray (brian-murray) wrote :

Yes, that's true and most of them have been, however they are still part of this package.

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