Updating Campus Linux Systems: PatcherD
Michigan Tech IT has developed a new tool (PatcherD) for updating Linux systems on campus. PatcherD will detect when updates become available and notify you when they will be installed.
Occasionally, restarting the system is needed in order to fully apply updates. When a reboot is required, PatcherD will show a notification. You can reboot at your convenience or wait for it to happen automatically at the date and time shown in the notification.
Updates will be applied two weeks after the first pop-up, and reboots will need to be performed within five days of the initial prompt.
For those who primarily interact with Linux machines via the terminal, wall messages containing similar information will also appear.
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Examples of Notifications: