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Old 07-31-2009, 08:08 AM   #1
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Question KUbuntu-9.04 - Apt-get is waiting for a restart. Please me help to find why.


Hi all - I'm using KUbuntu-9.04.

As mentioned, apt-get (I think) is waiting for a restart (the Update Notifier says so, and when I SSH into my system it tells me there also).

I am assuming it is for security reasons, as it has blocked a further 4 packages from being installed at this point (relating to security by the looks, I am assuming it's part of the same thing).

Can I feed apt-get some switches (or something) to make it tell me what it is that is requiring the restart? With 8 desktops and about 12 programs running at the same time, a restart is going to be a pain in the ar*e. It'd be great to find I only need to restart some services and whatnot to make it happy again.

I have been looking on google for a while, and while I am sure the answer is bound to be out there, I just can't seem to find it at the moment.

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Edit:
I quit being lazy and restarted my machine, although would still appreciate knowing how to find the details requested above for future, please.
How do I find what packages have recently been installed? And a history in general, hopefully chronological?

Also, as a side note, the aforementioned packages are still blocked in Synaptic. And ideas why packages might be blocked here?
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Thanks for any and all help. Looking forward to giving back, hopefully before too long.
edooze.

Last edited by edooze; 07-31-2009 at 08:44 AM. Reason: More info.
 
Old 07-31-2009, 08:42 AM   #2
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Sorry I have never heard of apt-get needing a restart. That doesn't make a lot of sense. Can you post the exact message that you get? What command do you give and what is the response? Are you running apt-get as root? if not that may explain the security messages.
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Old 07-31-2009, 08:47 AM   #3
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Sorry I have never heard of apt-get needing a restart. That doesn't make a lot of sense. Can you post the exact message that you get? What command do you give and what is the response? Are you running apt-get as root? if not that may explain the security messages.
cheers,
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Sorry, it is the package notifier that tells me that my system requires a restart. Down in the system tray area of KDE.
IIRC it said something about new software. I have installed a few things. Assuming this was the reason, would this change anything?

Also, when I SSH into my build, the message 'System Requires Restart' is displayed.

Convenient? Undoubtedly. Still, I would like to know how to find out more.

Thanks for your reply,
edooze.
 
Old 07-31-2009, 09:00 AM   #4
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Ok your package manager has installed or upgraded some packages that need your system restart to take effect. And that could be the reason behind this message.
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System Requires Restart
 
Old 08-01-2009, 03:07 AM   #5
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Ok your package manager has installed or upgraded some packages that need your system restart to take effect. And that could be the reason behind this message.
I had to sit down when I read that. :-D Haha.

Seriously, do you know how I can find out what packages have been updated?

Can I get a history of updated packages, particularly from this last update?

Thanks.
 
Old 08-01-2009, 05:28 AM   #6
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Find it out if your log files can tell you something. But dont you even look at what updates are available ?
 
Old 08-02-2009, 11:38 PM   #7
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Log files? Of course. Thanks for the suggestion, I'll have a look for them.

Still learning, so next time I'll be sure to check first.
 
  


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