Upgraded packages that require a restart

Yorvyk yorvik.ubunto at googlemail.com
Mon Oct 11 11:41:05 UTC 2010

On Mon, 11 Oct 2010 09:27:24 +0100
Colin Law <clanlaw at googlemail.com> wrote:

> On 11 October 2010 09:21, Alan Pope <alan at popey.com> wrote:
> > On 11 October 2010 09:13, Colin Law <clanlaw at googlemail.com> wrote:
> >> I think the OP was asking how he could tell in advance whether a
> >> reboot would be required.  Possibly he wants to delay updates that
> >> would require a re-boot.
> >>
> >
> > Indeed. On OSX each update which requires a reboot has a little icon
> > next to it, so you know which ones to avoid if you don't want to
> > restart.
> >
> > Filed a bug anyway to get it on their radar, even if it's just a wishlist.
> >
> > https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/update-manager-core/+bug/658169
> As a corollary to this if I perform an update which asks for a re-boot
> but it is not convenient so to do at the moment, so I say Restart
> Later, is there any risk of the PC mis-behaving before I do restart?
> In other words is it definitely advisable to re-boot as soon as
> possible?
Yes, no, maybe, depends :p

I have had a couple of occasions where 'strange' things started to occur after an upgrade, which disappeared after a reboot.  On other occasions the machine has run OK.  I suppose it depends on whether you are running something that has been upgraded.

Steve Cook (Yorvyk)


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