Fedora updates getting more like Windows every day

Ranjan Maitra maitra at iastate.edu
Sun Aug 22 21:05:42 UTC 2010

On Sun, 22 Aug 2010 15:40:37 -0430 "Patrick O'Callaghan"
<pocallaghan at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Sun, 2010-08-22 at 10:17 -0700, Brian Mury wrote:
> > If an update requires a service restart, it would be nice if
> > package-kit
> > would tell me that, instead of telling me a reboot is required. Even
> > nicer would be if it would restart the service for me :-).
> I don't use package-kit, but yum-utils contains a clever little Python
> script called needs-restarting which you can run after updating:
> """Report a list of process ids of programs that started 
>                     running before they or some component they use were updated."""
> Very useful.
> poc

How does one get this? yum install what?

It would be nice if we could have a yum option which says
skip-needs-reboot. Then we could only get updates that need reboot when
we wanted those while updating the others more regularly. Perhaps that
is what your python script does.

This would be very needed if Fedora went for a Rolling Release
version/option which I personally think is a good idea. Of course,
others may disagree which is why it could be an option.


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