Re: Yum nit-pick !
- From: Todd Zullinger <tmz@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sat, 4 Apr 2009 15:28:18 -0400
William Case wrote:
Just checking to see if others feel the same. I emphasize this is
not a blocker to use.
Could yum packages be set up to leave a message in the notification
area or on the desk top when something has been downloaded and/or
upgraded that requires a re-boot or a re-login. I recently received
a new kernel and a new Evolution library upgrade. Both required a
Really, an Evolution library required a reboot? That sounds icky.
I have gotten into the habit of re-booting automatically with an new
kernel -- but someone new to Linux might not be used to that.
I would think new users should stick with the graphical package update
tools, which do signal these things. If a user is comfortable using
the command line tools, they should generally be able to judge when a
reboot is required. If anything, I would think a "reboot suggested"
message should be in the yum output, where the user is already
looking, rather than displayed graphically. :)
More importantly to me, is being able to depend on the fact that if
no re-boot is signalled, then no re-boot for some new or upgraded
program is required. It just eliminates some FUD when trouble
I wouldn't say it's guaranteed, since it's up to the maintainer to
check a box when submitting the update. That could get missed and
something that really should get a reboot might not get marked as
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