Description of problem:
Right now, the list of packages that are checked is a static list.
# For which package updates we should recommend a reboot
# Mostly taken from https://access.redhat.com/solutions/27943
NEED_REBOOT = ['kernel', 'glibc', 'linux-firmware', 'systemd', 'dbus',
This results in the need to rebuild each time a new package name is added
to the list. This feature is requesting that the plugin provide the ability
to add packages to the needs-restarting plugin via a drop-in.
Similar to the following:
# echo “kernel-rt” > /etc/dnf/plugins/needs-restarting.d/kernel-rt.conf
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
Add a package to the needs-restarting plugin
1. Add the package to the static list
2. Rebuild the package
1. Add a drop-in to the /etc/dnf/plugins/needs-restarting.d/ directory
This was discussed in the context of the following bug report.
1806060 – 'needs-restarting -r' does not show that a reboot is required after updating the RT kernel in RHEL 7.6.
A related effort to this request would be to also include the
"kernel-rt" package as a new drop-in which would ship along with this RFE.
Since the problem described in this bug report should be
resolved in a recent advisory, it has been closed with a
resolution of ERRATA.
For information on the advisory (yum bug fix and enhancement update), and where to find the updated
files, follow the link below.
If the solution does not work for you, open a new bug report.