packages requiring me to reboot...

Seth Vidal skvidal at
Wed Dec 16 16:43:22 UTC 2009

On Wed, 16 Dec 2009, Nathanael D. Noblet wrote:

> So again today, I see some updates two of which require a full system reboot.
> nfs-utils and ibus-rawcode. My system seriously needs to be shut down for 
> those to be properly updated? This is what I don't get. nfs-utils never got a 
> system reboot before, it doesn't get one on RHEL/Centos boxes... What 
> requires a reboot here? Again, I don't want the tone of this email to come 
> off as anger, rude or whatever, mainly I'm wondering why so many packages 
> require a reboot, why isn't nfs-utils just restarting any services it has or 
> that depend on it if needed? Is that not reliable?

you're an experienced user? You're comfortable knowing what does and what 
does not require a reboot? Then why are you using PK?

Disable pk and do the updates directly via yum.

Bam - no more requests to reboot.


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