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

Bug #1517269 reported by Danielle Foré
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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

Tags: bounty
Sam Hewitt (snwh)
Changed in appcenter:
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in appcenter:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
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Bilal Elmoussaoui (bilal-elmoussaoui) wrote :

This already exists in Gnome software if this might help you

description: updated
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Richard Fairthorne (richard-fairthorne) wrote :

Debian/Ubuntu does not provide a flag to indicate if a package will require a reboot. http://askubuntu.com/questions/674967/how-to-check-if-installing-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.

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Danielle Foré (danrabbit) wrote :

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

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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
Changed in appcenter:
status: Confirmed → Fix Committed
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