[packagekit] Yum backend RequireReboot

Luke Macken lmacken at redhat.com
Wed Oct 3 06:47:33 PDT 2007

On Wed, Oct 03, 2007 at 08:11:08AM +0200, Tim Lauridsen wrote:
> David Zeuthen wrote:
>> On Tue, 2007-10-02 at 18:57 +0200, Tim Lauridsen wrote:
>>> yum/rpm don't care if the system need a reboot to use the updated
>>> packages, it is only i high level gui, this kind of stuff is
>>> interesting.
>>> we could make a /etc/packagekit-backend.conf and write a list of
>>> reboot packages into the conf file.
>> I think the point is that it's a lot more preferable to be able to
>> specify this on a per-package basis (e.g. in the RPM spec file for each
>> package requiring a reboot) and then have this data propagated into the
>> update meta data.
>>      David
> That will be the best way to do it, but it will need some changes to rpm, 
> rpmbuild, createrepo & yum.
> Maybe adding it as a selection in bodhi and get it into the extra update 
> metadata, is a easier way to go :)

Bodhi has been adding a reboot_suggested field into the updateinfo for a
while now.

I've been crazy busy hacking on fedora infrastructure for the past few
weeks, but I'm going to sit down and work the extended updateinfo
metadata into PackageKit very soon (unless someone got it it before it).
This will give us advisory details, bug/cve ids and links, sha1sums,
among other things.


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