[ubuntu-uk] Checking if a System restart is required

Adam Funk a24061 at ducksburg.com
Wed Apr 27 12:06:49 UTC 2011


On 2011-04-21, Tyler J. Wagner wrote:

> On Thu, 2011-04-21 at 16:52 +0100, Paul Willis wrote:
>> sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade -y
>> 
>> ...my server it needs a reboot.
>
> Of course, if you're doing it at the command line, it's pretty easy to
> tell if a reboot is required. If the kernel upgraded, reboot. If not,
> you don't have to.
>
> No doubt someone on this list will correct me on the other packages that
> trigger that output. Cueing them in 3 ... 2 ... 1 ...


I've had the reboot message after upgrading libc6 (not every time,
though) and libssl (every time, I think).  I really wish aptitude or
at least the GUI update manager would warn me *in advance* when a
package upgrade will require a reboot, as it can be very inconvenient
to find out afterwards when you're in the middle of something.




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