[ubuntu-uk] How do I know when to reboot after upgrading Ubuntu Server?

Daniel Lamb daniel.lamb at openyourwindows.com
Fri Jun 20 11:06:46 BST 2008

It will come up at the end of the upgrade it should come up with restart 
now, I usually upgrade my servers with "sudo do-release-upgrade".

It always comes up with restart at the end.

If you have started with with ssh and closed the session you may need to 
run "sudo dpkg --configure -a" as some packages will have options which 
you will need to answer. Then once it is finished reboot the box.


Andrew Oakley wrote:
> On the Hardy desktop, the update notification icon handily tells me when 
> I need to reboot my desktop for the updates to take effect.
> I also run another machine, a Hardy Server with no GUI.
> After I have performed apt-get update && apt-get dist-upgrade on the 
> server, how do I know whether or not I need to reboot please?

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