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I'm using unattended upgrades and I want to reboot automatically when kernel is upgraded.


Is that possible?


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You can set up automatic reboot after Unattended Upgrades has upgraded/installed something that requires reboot. That includes installing new kernels.


Related configuration variables:


// Automatically reboot *WITHOUT CONFIRMATION* if
// the file /var/run/reboot-required is found after the upgrade
//Unattended-Upgrade::Automatic-Reboot "false";

// Automatically reboot even if there are users currently logged in
// when Unattended-Upgrade::Automatic-Reboot is set to true
//Unattended-Upgrade::Automatic-Reboot-WithUsers "true";

// If automatic reboot is enabled and needed, reboot at the specific
// time instead of immediately
// Default: "now"
//Unattended-Upgrade::Automatic-Reboot-Time "02:00";

Save your preferred settings in file /etc/apt/apt.conf.d/52unattended-upgrades-local (so that you do not have to modify 50unattended-upgrades provided by the package).


You can see explicitly set configuration values by
apt-config dump unattended-upgrade


Unfortunately, you can not list all current values.
https://github.com/mvo5/unattended-upgrades/issues/245


You could see more documentation (of the latest version) at https://github.com/mvo5/unattended-upgrades


Unfortunately not all supported options are explained there, though:
https://github.com/mvo5/unattended-upgrades/issues/246
https://github.com/mvo5/unattended-upgrades/issues/318


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