On Fri, Jan 24, 2014 at 12:40:26AM +1100, Zenaan Harkness wrote: > apt-get upgrade seems to have less "reboot requiring" updates. > > There ought be a way to schedule a dist-upgrade, to occur the next > time I shutdown my computer - not on hibernate/suspend or even logout > (I work on cmd line here and there). > > Doing a dist-upgrade right when I'm shutting the machine down, is > usually the most convenient time for me (before bedtime or whatever), > and so this ought be an easy thing to automate/achieve (as an option > at least). > > Another reason to do so, if one is normally in a gui, and running sid, > is that sometimes gui packages break with an upgrade and a logout at > least is required. Sometimes a reboot is required. Write a script that runs "apt-get dist-upgrade" with appropriate options (things to consider might be --assume-yes/--assume-no, --trivial-only and maybe DEBIAN_FRONTEND=noninteractive. The hazard of doing an upgrade at shutdown is that you are asked a question and have walked away from the machine so it never halts). When you are happy with the script, create an initscript for it that *starts* in runlevels 0 (halt) and 6 (shutdown). Pitch it to happen sometime between X (and other user-facing services) stopping and the network going down.
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