Regression: auto-update notification and GUI doesn't allow installing updates without restart

Bug #1916464 reported by Anton Keks on 2021-02-22
This bug affects 1 person
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gnome-software (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Linux is great and famous for being able to install most updates without Restart.

However, recently Ubuntu started showing only "Update & Restart" button in GUI, even when no kernel packages are offered to be updated.

There should be only "Update" button without restarting when no kernel updates are pending.
Why do people now get Windows-like experience of always restarting?

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 20.10
Package: gnome-software 3.38.0-2build1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 5.8.0-43.49-generic 5.8.18
Uname: Linux 5.8.0-43-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.20.11-0ubuntu50.5
Architecture: amd64
CasperMD5CheckResult: skip
CurrentDesktop: ubuntu:GNOME
Date: Mon Feb 22 11:56:42 2021
InstallationDate: Installed on 2019-11-29 (450 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 19.04 "Disco Dingo" - Release amd64 (20190416)
 gnome-software-plugin-flatpak N/A
 gnome-software-plugin-snap 3.38.0-2build1
SourcePackage: gnome-software
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to groovy on 2020-10-25 (119 days ago)

Anton Keks (anton-azib) wrote :
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