packages requiring me to reboot...

Eelko Berkenpies kaboon at
Thu Dec 17 11:09:23 UTC 2009

On Wed, Dec 16, 2009 at 9:43 PM, Otto Haliburton
<ottohaliburton at> wrote:
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "nodata" <lsof at>
> To: "Development discussions related to Fedora"
> <fedora-devel-list at>
> Sent: Wednesday, December 16, 2009 11:29 AM
> Subject: Re: packages requiring me to reboot...
>> Am 2009-12-16 18:21, schrieb Seth Vidal:
>>> On Wed, 16 Dec 2009, nodata wrote:
>>>>> we're talking about the experienced user who is comfortable knowing
>>>>> what
>>>>> does and does not need a reboot.
>>>>> All I'm saying is - we've not taken away any option, the experienced
>>>>> user can do what they want.
>>>>> -sv
>>>> True, but the default should be sensible.
>>> And the default is sensible for the inexperienced user:
>>> Don't try to explain to the user how to restart the apps individually,
>>> tell them to bounce the box and it will be the right version when it
>>> comes back.
>>> -sv
>> On the other hand I think requiring more reboots than Windows is a bad
>> thing...
> 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.

I don't like the term "experienced user" and I never feel comfortable
adding myself to that group but anyway,

- I don't want Windows to automatically reboot so I disable the
automatic Windows Update on the machines I'm using.

- I don't want my Fedora to reboot automatically so I disable and
remove PackageKit on the machines I'm using.

There isn't that much I could say about the times Fedora ask for a
reboot but at least I think it's kind of "unfair" to compare it with
an OS which pushes their updates just once a month.

Just my € 0.02.

With kind regards / Met vriendelijke groet,

Eelko Berkenpies

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