packages requiring me to reboot...

Przemek Klosowski przemek.klosowski at
Wed Dec 16 21:30:00 UTC 2009

On 12/16/2009 03:43 PM, Otto Haliburton wrote:

> windows update will automatically reboot your system when it automatically
> updates it windows tried the optional stuff but now almost every case it requires a
> restart.

Even when it asks, it does that with a modal focus-grabbing dialog 
window. I was once working on an important server, and was about to 
click OK on one of my dialog boxes, when a windows update confirmation 
popped up conveniently located so that my click went to IT, rebooting 
the server.  The queen was not amused.

HOWEVER, just because Windows suck doesn't mean that Linux should suck 
too. My own preference would be a more discriminating dialog
that offers three possibilities: 'do nothing', 'bounce the 
service/application' and 'reboot'.

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