linux-base not installed but listed in /var/run/reboot-required.pkgs

Adam Funk a24061 at
Thu Dec 18 13:33:11 UTC 2014

On 2014-12-17, Colin Watson wrote:

> On Fri, Dec 12, 2014 at 11:35:28AM +0000, Adam Funk wrote:
>> I did an apt-get dist-upgrade yesterday, including a new kernel.  I
>> rebooted.  Today I'm getting the "System restart required" message.  I
>> googled how to find out what package triggered it, so:
>> $ cat /var/run/reboot-required.pkgs 
>> linux-base
>> But dpkg shows that the linux-base package is not installed!  What
>> gives?
> That's an artificial value used to indicate that the reboot-required
> request came from a kernel package, probably because kernel package
> names change all the time with ABI changes.  You can see this in the
> quite short script /usr/share/update-notifier/notify-reboot-required.

Aha, thanks!

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