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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.

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