Re: All services that require a restart from libc6 upgrade...
>>>>> "Ben" == Ben Collins <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
Ben> Ok, I'm tired of having to track all services that might need
Ben> to be restarted after a libc6 upgrade. So here's what I am
Ben> going to do. I want to require all packages that need this to
Ben> declare a new reply in it's init script. It's very simple, I
Ben> check your init script like this:
Ben> ---- check=$(/etc/init.d/service nss-check 2>&1 || true)
Isn't checking every file under /etc/init.d going to be a bottleneck?
How about an alternative:
every package that is affected calls:
libc6_upgrade_register /etc/init.d/package restart
libc6_upgrade_deregister /etc/init.d/package restart
I assume that not many packages will be affected?
Or, if libc6 isn't the only package with this problem,
a more general solution:
dpkg_register upgrade libc6 /etc/init.d/package restart
dpkg_deregister upgrade libc6 /etc/init.d/package restart
which is better, as it is more general. libc6 would check what
packages have been registered in its postinst script, eg with a
similar call to one of the above. (ultimately, for the most general
solution, dpkg should support it).
Brian May <email@example.com>