packages requiring me to reboot...

nodata lsof at
Thu Dec 17 18:50:04 UTC 2009

Am 2009-12-17 10:36, schrieb Otto Haliburton:
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: fedora-devel-list-bounces at [mailto:fedora-devel-list-
>> bounces at] On Behalf Of nodata
>> Sent: Thursday, December 17, 2009 01:01
>> To: Development discussions related to Fedora
>> Subject: Re: packages requiring me to reboot...
>> Am 2009-12-17 00:08, schrieb Jeff Spaleta:
>>> On Wed, Dec 16, 2009 at 2:01 PM, Gregory Maxwell<gmaxwell at>
>> wrote:
>>>> Yes- users with more expertise are more likely to complain about this,
>>>> but thats not reason to dismiss the issue. If there were truly a
>>>> disconnect here betweens the needs of the novices and those of the
>>>> expert users you could argue favouring the novices, but that just
>>>> isn't applicable here.
>>> Uhm. am I missing something. Aren't we talking about reboot requests
>>> that PK is spawning and I can choose to cancel in the UI interaction
>>> because I know better instead of mandatory reboots?
>>> -jef
>> No, we're talking about requiring fewer reboots for normal users.
>> Prompting a user like this teaches them to ignore recommendations. This
>> isn't a good thing.
> there are no mandatory reboots in PackageKit, you are notified what packages
> will cause a request to reboot and you can exit the process without
> rebooting!!!!!!  Or you can remove the packages from the update processes
> and install when convenient for you.

yep. but all of that assumes I know what I am doing, and the people that 
this is aimed at don't. windows requires fewer reboots now.

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