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Re: Reboot in postinst

This reminds me of a horror story at a place I used to work.  I was
browsing the 'Net on one of our production servers (this thing served
hundreds of banks around the world).  I was looking for some fix or SP
for NT.  I came across this site that started installing Flash Player.
 It installed it, then a window popped up saying that it was
restarting the system, OOPS!. No confirmation, no double checking,
just too bad so sad, bye bye.  It's funny now, but it caused lots of
damage at the time.



On Thu, 20 Jan 2005 19:35:42 +0100, Wouter Verhelst <wouter@debian.org> wrote:
> Op do, 20-01-2005 te 15:09 -0300, schreef Diogo Kollross:
> > Is there a problem in using something like
> >
> >   shutdown -r now
> >
> > inside a postinst script of a package?
> I was going to say something smart and funny, but it isn't coming.
> What the hell have you been smoking?
> Hint: this isn't Windows. You don't need to reboot your system every
> time you move your mouse to "update the changes".
> Why would you want to do this?
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