Remote notification of reboot required?

David Whyte david.whyte at
Mon Sep 29 08:54:02 BST 2008

On Mon, Sep 29, 2008 at 5:33 PM, Paul Gear <paul at> wrote:
> Is there a way i can tell without logging in on the console if an
> automatic update on a Hardy desktop system requires a reboot?  I have a
> desktop machine in a remote office that i usually access via ssh, and
> i'd like to check to see if an update has triggered the "reboot
> required" flag.

This is all driven by python libraries underneath so I imagine you
could write a script to interface with those.

Sorry I am no more help, but I hope I inspre you to dig a little
further and get what you need.

Cheers and good luck,

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