miércoles, 15 de abril de 2015

Hello Debian Planet and Jessie's question

This was just meant to say hello to the Debian Planet readers, but I'll end it with a Jessie related question, so...


For those who don't know me, I was born in Betanzos, A Coruña, Galicia, in the North-West of Spain and I currently live on A Coruña. I've been a Debian developer since year 2000 when I was quite more involved than currently (live changes), but I'm always expecting to be able to dedicate more time to the project, I hope this will happen when my two children grow up a little bit.

I had been wanting to send my blog's Debian related posts to the planet but always failed to do so, yesterday I found the planet wiki page and I said... it's so easy that I don't have any excuse not to do it, so here I am.

Oh, BTW... if I ever comment on Debian's anniversary (16th of August) that at Betanzos we are launching a really huge paper balloon, it is not to commemorate Debian's date but in honour of San Roque, even though maybe we should talk to the Pita family to have Debian's logo on it for our 25th anniversary :-)

Jessie's question

In Jessie we no longer have update-notifier-common which had the /etc/kernel/postinst.d/update-notifier script that allowed us to automatically reboot on a kernel update, I have apt-file searched for something similar but I haven't found it, so... who is now responsible of echoing to /var/run/reboot-required.pkgs on a kernel upgrade so that the system reboots itself if we have configured unattended-upgrades to do so?

I really miss this stuff, I don't know if it should be on the kernel, on unattended-upgrades or where, but now that we have whatmaps... we need this feature to round it all.


Well, to finish I just want to say that I'm very happy to be a part of the Debian community and that I enjoy reading you guys on the planet. Thanks a lot to all the Debian folks for making Debian not only a great OS, but also a great community.

5 comentarios:

Mathieu Parent dijo...


Newer versions of unattended-upgrades ships the correct file by default.

See 4c755d7

Santiago García Mantiñán dijo...

Yes, but this will be post Jessie, and what about Jessie?
Anybody knows if there is an unattended-upgrades update coming for jessie?

Andy dijo...

According to the PTS somebody would have to request an unblock. If you can convince people that this lack of reboot support is a serious feature lack, perhaps it will be transitioned or at least backported.

Andy dijo...

A good workaround is to install needrestart, which has sophisticated tests for kernel and library upgrades and can automatically reboot or restart services.

Francois Marier dijo...

There's also reboot-notifier in jessie-backports which should do exactly what you want (and no more): https://feeding.cloud.geek.nz/posts/introducing-reboot-notifier/