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Re: Announce: script to automatically restart services after update of dependencies

On Mon, 18 Jun 2012 14:10:46 +0100, Ben Hutchings <ben@decadent.org.uk>
> On Mon, 2012-06-18 at 20:40 +0800, Paul Wise wrote:
>> On Mon, Jun 18, 2012 at 5:40 PM, Tomas Pospisek wrote:
>> > I want to announce restart-services here [1][2]. It's a script
>> > that tries to restart all services that have had their
>> > dependency packages updated. This is primarily useful when
>> > security-relevant libraries get security releases.
>> >
>> > It's using checkrestart from the debian-goodies package to do
>> > most of its work.
>> >
>> > Together with the unattended-upgrades package it is saving me
>> > a lot of system maintenance time, thus I am announcing it here
>> > in the hope that it will save others a lot of time as well.
>> Sounds useful, maybe put it in the debian-goodies package?

I've proposed this to Javier [3] and it's been quite well received :-)

> What, yet another feature reserved for those in the know?  Surely we
> should be doing this by default.

I agree. Could you suggest a way forward? Currently I'm aiming for
debian-goodies, however maybe unattended-upgrades would be a better fit.
However I think really it should go into apt-level inftrastructure.


>> Also, please blacklist gdm3 and dbus since restarting them currently
>> kills GNOME sessions (and probably other user desktop sessions started
>> by gdm3).

Noted. I'll discuss this with Javier.

PS: Sorry Ben for also replying in private to you. I'll have to get used
    to mailing lists (and my web mail client) again :-o
[3] http://bugs.debian.org/676509

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