Indicate when an update would require a restart [$15]

Bug #1517269 reported by Daniel Fore on 2015-11-18
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Bug Description

There should be some kind of indication in the list item that installing the update will require a restart

Sam Hewitt (snwh) on 2015-11-18
Changed in appcenter:
status: New → Confirmed
Daniel Fore (danrabbit) on 2015-11-18
Changed in appcenter:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist

This already exists in Gnome software if this might help you

Daniel Fore (danrabbit) on 2015-12-01
description: updated

Debian/Ubuntu does not provide a flag to indicate if a package will require a reboot.

The only way to know that a reboot is required is if the package creates a /var/run/reboot-required file before installation is completed.

This requires you to install the package to find out.

It is possible to add a warning flag that a package requires a reboot. No current software respects this hypothetical flag.

Daniel Fore (danrabbit) wrote :

Hm maybe we can poke upstream to see if this would be possible to add to the appstream spec

Maxim Taranov (png2378) wrote :
summary: - Indicate when an update would require a restart
+ Indicate when an update would require a restart [$15]
tags: added: bounty
Daniel Fore (danrabbit) on 2017-03-22
Changed in appcenter:
status: Confirmed → Fix Committed
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