Small addition request.... does system need reboot

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Graham Williams

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Oct 24, 2014, 3:38:54 PM10/24/14
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A new command request!

I am continually forgetting and having to search for the file that records whether the system needs a reboot (of course, not I've written this up I'll remember forever :-).

$ cat /var/run/reboot-required

If the file is there then its contents is:

*** System restart required ***

and I know it needs a reboot. In addition, /var/run/reboot-required.pkgs lists the packages that necessitate the reboot.

This is handled by the update-notifier-common package that is installed by default on Ubuntu (not sure about Debian).

Would be great to have

$ wajig reboot-required
*** System restart required ***
linux-image-3.13.0-37-generic
dbus
$ wajig reboot-required
No reboot required at this time.

$

Graham Williams

Tshepang Lekhonkhobe

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Oct 24, 2014, 7:58:26 PM10/24/14
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Sounds like a why-not sort of thing. I suppose the command would just
fail if update-notifier was not installed, before even checking if the
file exists?

Graham Williams

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Oct 25, 2014, 2:13:43 AM10/25/14
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Yes I think so - with a message to that effect.

Graham Williams


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