Doesn't warn that update will require restart (XB-Restart-Required)

Bug #1104289 reported by Matthew Paul Thomas on 2013-01-24
This bug affects 2 people
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One Hundred Papercuts
linux (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

When updating a package requires restarting the computer, it is good for Software Updater to show this *before* installation begins. That way, if you need to ration updates for any reason, you can batch together those updates that require a restart, minimizing downtime and installation time.

To allow this, the new Software Updater UI puts a restart icon next to an individual update -- with an explanation below the list of updates -- if that update's debian/control file contains the XB-Restart-Required key.

Kernel packages should set this key, but currently do not. Fixing this is a one-line change.

tags: added: xb-restart-required
Michael Terry (mterry) wrote :

Specifically XB-Restart-Required: system

This bug is missing log files that will aid in diagnosing the problem. From a terminal window please run:

apport-collect 1104289

and then change the status of the bug to 'Confirmed'.

If, due to the nature of the issue you have encountered, you are unable to run this command, please add a comment stating that fact and change the bug status to 'Confirmed'.

This change has been made by an automated script, maintained by the Ubuntu Kernel Team.

Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
Michael Terry (mterry) on 2013-01-24
Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Confirmed
Adolfo Jayme (fitojb) on 2014-06-25
Changed in hundredpapercuts:
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → High
Matthew Paul Thomas (mpt) wrote :

Yes, I reported both of them. The problem needs fixing separately in each package where it occurs. But if you fix one of them, it should be easy to fix the other.

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