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Re: Reboot in postinst

* Tino Keitel (tino.keitel@gmx.de) [050121 13:02]:
> 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.

I disagree. You should warn the administrator that he has to do that.
Especially just restarting ssh is _very_ wrong IMHO, because it can
easily kill the only access to a remote computer. Take a look how glibc
does it, that's fine IMHO.

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