[Bug 1582958] Re: reboot-required.pkgs dose not clear after rebooting

Steve Langasek steve.langasek at canonical.com
Wed May 18 01:51:15 UTC 2016

/var/run by definition is ephemeral and is completely cleared at boot.
Ubuntu enforces this by mounting /run as a tmpfs filesystem, and making
/var/run a symlink to /run.

If you have modified your system so that this is no longer the case,
this is not a bug in Ubuntu.

** Changed in: update-notifier (Ubuntu)
       Status: New => Invalid

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  reboot-required.pkgs dose not clear after rebooting

Status in update-notifier package in Ubuntu:

Bug description:
  Even after rebooting, update-notifier popups, and the contents of /var/run/reboot-required.pkgs dose not clear.
  Possible cause may be that I do not use GUI for upgrading pkgs, but use CLI (apt-get).

  If my consideration is right, we need a system to automatically and
  forcibly delete /var/run/reboot-required and /var/run/reboot-
  required.pkgs after reboot.

  ProblemType: Bug
  DistroRelease: Ubuntu 16.04
  Package: update-notifier-common 3.168
  ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.4.0-22.40-generic 4.4.8
  Uname: Linux 4.4.0-22-generic x86_64
  NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia_uvm nvidia
  ApportVersion: 2.20.1-0ubuntu2
  Architecture: amd64
  CurrentDesktop: Unity
  Date: Wed May 18 10:14:52 2016
  InstallationDate: Installed on 2015-11-16 (183 days ago)
  InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 15.10 "Wily Werewolf" - Release amd64 (20151021)
  PackageArchitecture: all
  SourcePackage: update-notifier
  UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to xenial on 2016-04-19 (28 days ago)

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