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Re: apt-get dist-upgrade on shutdown ?

On Thu, Jan 23, 2014 at 10:40 PM, Zenaan Harkness <zen@freedbms.net> 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.

Well, if you get it running, what I will want to know is whether you
don't find it refusing to shut down just exactly when you need it to
shut down in a hurry.

That happens to me a lot when I'm shutting MSWindows down.

A thought, to reduce the impact, I would tend to want to let it
download n the background if I were going to go with this. Then the
only thing that would be holding you up on shutdown would be the
install part.

I think I'd also like it to query me before it started the install, so
I have a chance to hold the install off when I need to reboot it quick
or something.

Not telling you what to do with  your computer, of course, just
thinking out loud.

Joel Rees

Be careful where you see conspiracy.
Look first in your own heart.

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