Ticket #970 (new defect)

Opened 10 years ago

Last modified 10 years ago

athena-auto-update should consider mailing root when SKIP_REBOOT=y

Reported by: kaduk Owned by:
Priority: normal Milestone: The Distant Future
Component: -- Keywords:
Cc: Fixed in version:
Upstream bug:

Description

People might want to have regular updates taken automatically but control when reboots happen. We could move the SKIP_REBOOT check after the check for /var/run/reboot-required and send mail in this case.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 10 years ago by jdreed

I'm curious what the use case is here. reboots won't happen if someone is logged in (or even if they have a screen session).

comment:2 Changed 10 years ago by jdreed

  • Summary changed from athena-auto-upgrade should consider mailing root when SKIP_REBOOT=y to athena-auto-update should consider mailing root when SKIP_REBOOT=y

comment:3 follow-up: ↓ 4 Changed 10 years ago by kaduk

It came up in the context of someone considering running auto-update on a dialup; the maintainer would want to know that a package had requested a reboot but would not be logged in at a graphical head to get a popup notification. Such a maintainer might not want to allow for automatic reboots for any number of reasons, I suppose.
Anyway, the answer may well be "don't do that", but I wanted to see what other people think.

comment:4 in reply to: ↑ 3 ; follow-up: ↓ 5 Changed 10 years ago by jweiss

Replying to kaduk:

It came up in the context of someone considering running auto-update on a dialup

By "dialup" I assume you mean "private workstation configured for remote access (or as some other sort of server)"

comment:5 in reply to: ↑ 4 Changed 10 years ago by kaduk

Replying to jweiss:

Replying to kaduk:

It came up in the context of someone considering running auto-update on a dialup

By "dialup" I assume you mean "private workstation configured for remote access (or as some other sort of server)"

That is correct.

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