Oftentimes I try to ‘beat’ the update manager by opening a console and entering the sequence
sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade
which, to the best of my knowledge, should update all packages to their newest stable releases. The update manager does the same, as far as I know.
However, the update manager sometimes (most frequently when a new kernel is distributed) requires a restart after terminating.
apt-get never does, even when it looks like I’m upgrading the kernel. Why is this so?
In response to the duplicate vote: I am not asking which packages require a reboot as the linked question is. Rather I am asking why
apt-get does not ask me to reboot even when I recognise a package being updated that the update manager would require a reboot for.