Fedora 18: most of the updates require a reboot
by admin ·
Recently FESCo approved for implementation in the next, the eighteenth, the next release of Fedora revolutionary new product from the producer pulseaudio, systemd and journal. It is an off-line upgrades.
Now, all updates will be divided into two parts: the system updates and application. Last updated and will be put in the old way, but updates will be applied at reboot into a special mode of system updates and restart further back into normal mode.
To begin with, offers everything that brings desktop-file and appears on the menu, to consider the application, and everything else – upgrading the system. In the future, may be introduced additional clues in the metadata packages. Since most of the packages does not include desktop-files, it is obvious that any updates, including, for example, installing a different kernel, will require two reboots just to install the package.
In addition, the system is implemented downloads updates in the background, notifying the user about available updates only when everything is ready to install them. Management mechanism loads the system has not provided updates, rather, it is left to the mercy of future high-level managers updates in GNOME.