Hi Richard, On Saturday 15 August 2009 12:04 PM, Richard Hughes wrote:
Basically, the problem is that Linux is quite capable of running old versions of libraries that no longer exist. But imagine this scenario:
So sure, you don't /have/ to reboot, but you're not going to get the benefit (or the protection) of the newly installed updates until you do. Thinking otherwise is incorrect. You might have thought that Linux is magic and can update shared libraries behind the scenes and programs automatically switch to the new installed instance, but it can't, sorry.
I think I have noticed this a number of times, but I am not exactly sure. PackageKit seems to not differentiate between logouts and restarts. So after kernel updates it would say restart is needed which is perfectly reasonable, but it would say the same for something requiring just a logout. Am I remembering incorrectly or have others noticed this too? If that is indeed the case then the OP's problems might be related and this could be a bug in packagekit.
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