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Re: Reboot in postinst

On Fri, Jan 21, 2005 at 11:03:08 +0100, Marc Haber wrote:
> On 20 Jan 2005 14:45:52 -0800, Thomas Bushnell BSG <tb@becket.net>
> wrote:
> >Yes.  Debian packages are supposed to be able to be installed and
> >start working without requiring any reboots.  We've made this work
> >pretty well for libc and all kinds of hard cases; you can make it work
> >for yours too I'm sure.
> This prompts a question I have been wanting to ask for ages: When a
> security update for, say, libc6, libssl or libz is installed, do I
> need to restart services or not? That's one of the question you ask
> three people and get five different answers.

Yes, you should restart the services, since the libraries are loaded by
the service when the it starts, and an upgrade won't replace libraries
in running services.


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