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 > re-boot. 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 > shooting. 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 such. -- Todd OpenPGP -> KeyID: 0xBEAF0CE3 | URL: www.pobox.com/~tmz/pgp ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I always wanted to be a procrastinator, never got around to it.
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