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Check for a required reboot on Debian and Ubuntu systems

Debian based systems, like Ubuntu, need sometimes a reboot as well. We have a look on determining if a required reboot is needed and due to what packages.

Summary of Check for a required reboot on Debian and Ubuntu systems

Administrators of Debian-based systems know they have to reboot their systems, just like any other Linux distribution. However, why is the reboot needed? Could we monitor for which systems need an actual reboot? Required restart required? Required reboot Software can contain issues, which we call bugs. Most bugs are just annoying if you encounter them and can be fixed by upgrading to a newer version of the software. Other bugs are special in the way that they may leak sensitive data or allow unauthorized access to the software or system.

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