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Re: Debian Package

On Tue, Mar 09, 2010 at 12:52:31PM -0500, Jake wrote:
> Hello,
> I was creating a Debian package and after it install I would like it to
> prompt the user to reboot the computer, is there anyway to do this?

Except in very limited circumstances, there should be no need to reboot
the computer after installing a package.  The only exception I can think
of is something related to the kernel; in general, root should be aware
that a reboot is required to make that functionality work, but may want
to defer it indefinitely (for example, on a server).

So yes, the right way to do this is debconf, but what you want to do is
probably the wrong thing.

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