Bug#510324: release-notes: Upgrades of Desktop systems should not happen from within X11
2009/1/27 W. Martin Borgert <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
> On 2008-12-31 14:38, Sam Morris wrote:
>> Package: release-notes
>> Severity: normal
>> Due to #495257, the user's desktop session will crash/freeze/misbehave if the
>> dbus package is upgraded while they are logged in.
>> The release notes should recommend that GNOME users (and users of KDE and other
>> desktop environments that use dbus) log out, then login on tty1, and perform
>> the upgrade from a text-mode console in order to avoid problems.
> Could you please provide a short text? (Patch prefered.) Thanks!
If I'm not mistaken this is already covered in "4.1.4 Prepare a safe
environment for the upgrade":
Maybe the 'should' to be changed to a 'must' and a footnote could be
added describing this issue. Also, the section "4.1.2 Inform users in
advance" could be changed to describe that users running a X11 session
will not be able to work and all users in that situation should be
asked to log out from their X sessions (remote or local).
PD: Is there a way to make gdm/kdm block out users from login in
through an upgrade through the use of a banner text? If so, that could
be recommended too.