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    Suggestion for a new feature in Ibex

    I find that the new changing update icon (star for non-security updates and red down arrow for security updates) is very useful, but I find that it is still lacking. I run a gaming server on my Ubuntu box and I'm the person who likes a up-to-date system all the time, so I usually install new updates immediately. What I find very annoying is when update manager doesn't tell me that I need to reboot before an update. I'm now stuck not installing updates in fear that I may have to reboot after them and anger the players on my server.

    Can the update-manger devs please add a new icon (like the red down arrow) that signifies an update that requires a reboot?

    Heres an example from my OS X box's software update, showing the icon that signifies that a reboot is required:



    Thanks a lot for any help. I appreciate what you guys do.
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    Smile Re: Suggestion for a new feature in Ibex

    Great idea! I think you should create a new "idea" in ubuntu brainstorm

    http://brainstorm.ubuntu.com/

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    Re: Suggestion for a new feature in Ibex

    +1 from me!
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    Re: Suggestion for a new feature in Ibex

    Hello, I am a PC and I run Linux.

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    Re: Suggestion for a new feature in Ibex

    +1 from me too
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    Re: Suggestion for a new feature in Ibex

    That'd be great but it might be next to impossible depending on how update manager currently senses a required reboot
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    Re: Suggestion for a new feature in Ibex

    This sounds like a great idea! Perhaps not the icon itself, unless it's a badge in the corner, but certainly a notice in update manager itself. +1

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    Re: Suggestion for a new feature in Ibex

    Quote Originally Posted by C.A.T.S. CEO View Post
    I run a gaming server on my Ubuntu box and I'm the person who likes a up-to-date system all the time, so I usually install new updates immediately. What I find very annoying is when update manager doesn't tell me that I need to reboot before an update. I'm now stuck not installing updates in fear that I may have to reboot after them and anger the players on my server.
    Well, the majority of servers is without a GUI and the admin talks with this server with SSH from another PC.

    The majority of upgrades is no problem and all "pros" checks Ubuntu USN
    and also has a RSS feed from USN

    http://www.ubuntu.com/usn


    For a client this is not a problem.

    So I cannot see any reason to have Apples solution... but... after the openssh "debacle" its maybe important to wake up an "sleepy" admin.

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    Re: Suggestion for a new feature in Ibex

    You don't have to restart straight away, of course, if you're in the middle of something. I leave it if I'm playing music or a video etc.
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    Re: Suggestion for a new feature in Ibex

    Quote Originally Posted by plun View Post
    after the openssh "debacle" its maybe important to wake up an "sleepy" admin.
    I've been AFK for three weeks. What was the "openssh debacle"?

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