On 12/15/2017 12:12 AM, Tim wrote:
>> It's not always necessary, but worth remembering that if things
>> behave oddly after software updates you may have to:
>> a. Log out and back in again.
>> b. Or, reboot.
>> It depends on what was in the set of updates.
Having said the above, I rarely have to do that.
> And this is exactly why the default is to do offline updates.
Which, would mean, in my case, and many others, that updates wouldn't
get done. And I intensely dislike the lazy approach of "we'll just
make you reboot," rather than work out how to do an update that doesn't
needed it. This isn't Windows.
I think you missed my point. For a typical user, they won't understand
why things are acting strangely. That's why it's the default to do
offline updates. It doesn't stop you from doing them live. I do that,
but then I also usually reboot as well at a convenient time because
there's usually a new kernel in the updates.
If you want to figure out how do updates without requiring a reboot then
go for it! No one else thinks it's worth their time to solve it because
most people don't think it's a problem and the ones that understand it
realize how hard it is to solve if it's even possible.