Bug#787485: gnome-software: always restart on system update

Joel Cross joel+debbugs at kazbak.co.uk
Thu Sep 10 14:08:55 UTC 2015

Package: gnome-software
Version: 3.16.5-2
Followup-For: Bug #787485

Dear Maintainer,

>From to the link posted on the last message:
"Of course, we’ll still support updating applications in the session for
GNOME 3.6 (as long as they are not running) just not the core OS bits.
Comments, as always, welcome."

This suggests to me that updates to software that is not currently running
should be able to be applied without a reboot. However, this afternoon an
update came through for Google Chrome (from the official Google repo; I was not
running Chrome at the time, and all other packages were up to date), but gnome-
software would not allow me to upgrade the package without a reboot, so I was
forced to use the terminal instead. I consider this particular behaviour a bug.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: stretch/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (500, 'stable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Foreign Architectures: i386

Kernel: Linux 4.1.0-2-amd64 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_GB.utf8, LC_CTYPE=en_GB.utf8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)

Versions of packages gnome-software depends on:
ii  dconf-gsettings-backend [gsettings-backend]  0.24.0-2
ii  gnome-software-common                        3.16.5-2
ii  gsettings-desktop-schemas                    3.16.1-1
ii  libappstream-glib7                           0.4.1-1
ii  libatk1.0-0                                  2.16.0-2
ii  libc6                                        2.19-19
ii  libcairo-gobject2                            1.14.2-2
ii  libcairo2                                    1.14.2-2
ii  libgdk-pixbuf2.0-0                           2.31.5-1
ii  libglib2.0-0                                 2.44.1-1.1
ii  libgnome-desktop-3-10                        3.16.2-2
ii  libgtk-3-0                                   3.16.6-1
ii  libpackagekit-glib2-18                       1.0.8-1
ii  libpango-1.0-0                               1.36.8-3
ii  libpangocairo-1.0-0                          1.36.8-3
ii  libpolkit-gobject-1-0                        0.105-11
ii  libsoup2.4-1                                 2.50.0-2
ii  libsqlite3-0                       

gnome-software recommends no packages.

gnome-software suggests no packages.

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