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Re: Daemons and stoppages during upgrades.

Bart Schuller <schuller@lunatech.com> writes:

> On Sat, Oct 23, 1999 at 06:26:12PM -0500, Erick Kinnee wrote:
> > I was upgrading my firewall/webserver/router today and noticed something
> > that I think should be changed. During apt-get dist-upgrade I had
> > 30-35MB of packages to update. It seems sendmail was one of the first to
> > get unpacked, and at that time sendmail was stopped. Now, the upgrade
> > continued for 45 minutes to an hour (not the fastest machine around)...
> > During this time all mail was DEAD, I saw many smtp connections logged
> > but sendmail had been stopped during the upgrade.
> I've now twice cursed myself for doing the same thing with our nfs
> server that serves home directories to 8 workstations :-(
> The nfs-server package is another candidate for Important status.

Even better is a situation where you have your package via NFS over a
pcmcia network card and you say yes when it asks you to stop the
pcmcia. After that it can´t find its packages anymore.

May the Source be with you.

PS: I would like an option to not stop any deamons at all.

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