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

Tomas Pospisek <tpo2@sourcepole.ch> writes:

> On Mon, 18 Jun 2012 14:10:46 +0100, Ben Hutchings <ben@decadent.org.uk>
> wrote:
>> 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.
> ?

I want to automatically restart services so that / and /usr can be
remounted read-only again. But I don't want unattended upgrades. So for
me debian-goddies is a better fit. Easy enough to add it then to the apt

>>> 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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