"The computer needs to restart to finish installing updates." notification should have a user defined timer to ask next time

Bug #1293445 reported by Jobin Raju George on 2014-03-17
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This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
update-manager (Ubuntu)
Undecided
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Bug Description

Whenever an update that needs a restart happens, a windows pops up saying this:
The computer needs to restart to finish installing updates. This has three options: 1) Settings 2) 2) Restart later and 3) Restart Now...

If the "restart later" option is selected, this dialog box pops up back in around 10 minutes- the user has no control over this timing.

Rather than this, the "restart later" should have a different option like "Remind me in xx minutes" and the timer should be user-defined.

lsb_release -a

No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu Trusty Tahr (development branch)
Release: 14.04
Codename: trusty

apt-cache policy update-manager
update-manager:
  Installed: 1:0.196.7
  Candidate: 1:0.196.7
  Version table:
 *** 1:0.196.7 0
        500 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty/main amd64 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
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ApportVersion: 2.13.3-0ubuntu1
Architecture: amd64
CurrentDesktop: Unity
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 14.04
GsettingsChanges:
 com.ubuntu.update-manager show-details true
 com.ubuntu.update-manager first-run false
 com.ubuntu.update-manager window-width 484
 com.ubuntu.update-manager launch-time 1395601199
InstallationDate: Installed on 2014-03-17 (7 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 14.04 LTS "Trusty Tahr" - Alpha amd64 (20140316)
Package: update-manager 1:0.196.7
PackageArchitecture: all
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.13.0-19.39-generic 3.13.6
Tags: trusty
Uname: Linux 3.13.0-19-generic x86_64
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)
UserGroups: adm cdrom dip kvm libvirtd lpadmin plugdev sambashare sudo www-data
_MarkForUpload: True

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tags: added: apport-collected trusty
description: updated

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summary: - computer needs to restart should have a user defined timer to ask next
- time
+ "The computer needs to restart to finish installing updates."
+ notification should have a user defined timer to ask next time
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in update-manager (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Paul Crawford (psc-sat) wrote :

Exactly! This is not Windows - we should not be pestered incessantly by something like this because we might have done some update as part of a larger number that needs a reboot, but we have a good reason for not doing so for some time (running jobs, remote users also logged in, etc).
At most, if you say 'later' it should go quiet until there are actually more updates applied.

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