Feature request: /var/run/reboot-required additional info

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Feature request: /var/run/reboot-required additional info

Postby paratrap » 2020-08-03 12:08


I have idea: why not add additional information info '/var/run/reboot-required' about what package/binary requested reboot?

For example when package /usr/bin/dbus requested reboot after upgrade, it can add link to the dbus executable file into '/var/run/reboot-required'?

Right now file exists and stay empty (0 bytes) or does not exists, but it can contain related information, like package name / config file / binary file which requested reboot.

Not very hard to implement, but handy.

grep -l notify-reboot-required /var/lib/dpkg/info/*.postinst
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Re: Feature request: /var/run/reboot-required additional inf

Postby LE_746F6D617A7A69 » 2020-08-03 12:53

paratrap wrote:Not very hard to implement, but handy.

IMO there's no need to implement any changes -> such functionality can be provided trough existing package-triggers system.

The only problem I can see is that You have to convince Debian developers, not users ;)
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