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Bug#919507: Reboot required patch for Debian policy

On Fri, 18 Jan 2019 09:35:05 -0300
Felipe Sateler <fsateler@debian.org> wrote:

> /var/run is a compatibility symlink to /run. This paragraph should
> reference /run directly.

Fixed in attached patch: reboot_required_v3.patch


Karl <kop@meme.com>
Free Software:  "You don't pay back, you pay forward."
                 -- Robert A. Heinlein
diff --git a/policy/ch-maintainerscripts.rst b/policy/ch-maintainerscripts.rst
index 707f2d4..fe39c56 100644
--- a/policy/ch-maintainerscripts.rst
+++ b/policy/ch-maintainerscripts.rst
@@ -92,6 +92,31 @@ for failure, since the package management system looks for the exit
 status of these scripts and determines what action to take next based on
 that datum.
+.. index::
+   pair: signaling; reboot
+.. _s-signalingreboot
+Signaling that a reboot is required
+.. index::
+   single: reboot-required
+   single: reboot-required.pkgs
+Maintainer scripts can signal that a reboot is required to fully apply
+the changes to the system by touching ``/run/reboot-required`` and
+adding the package name to ``/run/reboot-required.pkgs``. Maintainer
+scripts should not add the package name to
+``/run/reboot-required.pkgs`` if it is already present there.
+The appropriate place to do this is expected to be when the
+``postinst`` script is called as ``postinst configure
+Ordinary programs may manipulate these files to signal that a reboot
+is required.
 .. _s-mscriptsinstact:
 Summary of ways maintainer scripts are called

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