"Restart Later" not respected

Bug #1316257 reported by David Baucum on 2014-05-05
This bug affects 5 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
update-manager (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

I ran updates this morning when I came into work. The system prompted me to restart. I've got work to do and can restart when I leave, but when I choose "Restart Later" it keeps popping up bugging me again. I understand that a restart is needed to apply all updates, but I don't need to be annoyed by it. My computer will be just fine until I get around to rebooting.

The constant reminder to reboot is the same often-hated feature Windows users have to deal with. Please respect the users wishes.
ApportVersion: 2.14.1-0ubuntu3.1

Architecture: amd64
CurrentDesktop: Unity
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 14.04
EcryptfsInUse: Yes
 com.ubuntu.update-manager show-details true
 com.ubuntu.update-manager window-height 319
 com.ubuntu.update-manager first-run false
 com.ubuntu.update-manager window-width 444
 com.ubuntu.update-manager launch-time 1400154480
InstallationDate: Installed on 2012-04-29 (751 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS "Precise Pangolin" - Release amd64 (20120425)
NonfreeKernelModules: wl
Package: update-manager 1:0.196.12
PackageArchitecture: all
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.13.0-24.47-generic 3.13.9
Tags: trusty
Uname: Linux 3.13.0-24-generic x86_64
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to trusty on 2014-04-22 (28 days ago)
UserGroups: adm cdrom dip fuse lpadmin plugdev sambashare sudo vboxusers
_MarkForUpload: True

Brian Murray (brian-murray) wrote :

On which version of Ubuntu did you notice this issue?

Changed in update-manager (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
David Baucum (maxolasersquad) wrote :

Ubuntu 14.04

Changed in update-manager (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → New
Brian Murray (brian-murray) wrote :

How often do you see the notification? I was unable to recreate this after installing the linux kernel update for trusty and waiting a couple of hours.

tags: added: trusty
Brian Murray (brian-murray) wrote :

If I run update-manager again I do I see a message asking me to restart now or later.

summary: - "Restart Later" not respectful
+ "Restart Later" not respected
David Baucum (maxolasersquad) wrote :

I get it pretty shortly after a qualifying update is ran.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

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

Changed in update-manager (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Brian Murray (brian-murray) wrote :

Running 'apport-collect 1316257' would be useful here as it will attach gsettings information for update-manager.

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tags: added: apport-collected
description: updated

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Yariv (nushoin) wrote :

This happened to me when running Gnome Shell. Could it be specific to Gnome Shell?

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