Re: Reboot in postinst
* Marc Haber:
> 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.
It depends. If the bug is in a central part (like the DNS resolver),
you'd better reboot the machine, just to be sure. Otherwise, you can
get away with restarting a few services. When the bug is in a
short-running auxiliary program, no further action is required.