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Re: checkrestart + out-of-date kernel

Great, thanks! Perhaps checkrestart could be updated to check that file too?


On 2 March 2011 17:11, Darac Marjal <mailinglist@darac.org.uk> wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 02, 2011 at 04:08:15PM +0000, Steven Ayre wrote:
>> I just upgraded the linux kernel package on a Lenny server and then
>> ran checkrestart. It reported a few services that needed restarting
>> because the openssl package had also been updated, but it didn't say
>> anything about the fact that I was running an earlier kernel than the
>> one installed.
>> Are there any scripts that can detect that a reboot is needed for a
>> kernel update? (Or perhaps a reboot wasn't needed in this case?)
> I believe that current kernel packages (I'm running sid, so I don't know
> if this has made it through to Lenny or not) touch a file
> '/var/run/reboot-required'. Various utilities (byobu, update-notifier and
> so on) monitor or the presence of this file and, if it exists, display a
> notification to the user.
> It should be a simple enough task to execute [ -f
> /var/run/reboot-required ] in some sort of script.
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