packages requiring me to reboot...

Seth Vidal skvidal at
Tue Dec 15 17:42:31 UTC 2009

On Tue, 15 Dec 2009, Richard Hughes wrote:

> 2009/12/15 Seth Vidal <skvidal at>:
>> Now, having said that - how would you feel if the updater stopped you before
>> it ran and said "you're running an app I'm trying to update, please close
>> the app so I can update it". Would that be a pain or ok?
> That's exactly the PackageKit functionality I've added for packages
> like firefox, that explode internally when they get updated. The trick
> it to offer to close them down, and bring them back when done.

this is what colin and I talked about at fudcon in toronto. I just added 
some code to yum so it returns to you a list of all pkgs on the system 
that own a file that is currently open/used in a running process.

should make that part of your lookup easier.



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