Ask for a restart on too many updates?

Asked by Alad Wenter on 2014-04-30

To me it seems that update-notifier ask for a reboot even if not truly necessary. For example, I've updated Flash then got a message I had to reboot ... perhaps it was a reminder for an earlier update I don't remember. But I thought you'd only need a reboot in the case of say, Kernel upgrades - in most other cases you can keep working or do a relogin at most.

I'd like to keep using update-notifier, so is there a way to tone down these warning?

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Warren Hill
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2014-05-01
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Warren Hill (warren-hill) said : #1

You can just ignore the warning all it means is that the update won't complete until you reboot.

You don't have to drop everything and reboot straight away.

For the record it's not just kernel updates that require a reboot.

What version of Ubuntu are you using? My experience is that most updates don't need a reboot.

Thanks for answering,

> What version of Ubuntu are you using? My experience is that most updates don't need a reboot.

I'm using Xubuntu 14.04.

Best Warren Hill (warren-hill) said : #3

We usually tend to a few hardware related bugs when a new release of Ubuntu comes out and Trusty is still very new.

Since hardware drivers are compiled into the Linux kernel that's probably why the need to reboot.

It should settle down soon.

You may find you installed a new kernel which will only be loaded after a reboot.

Thanks Warren Hill, that solved my question.