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


On 2012-06-19 13:59, Tomas Pospisek wrote:
> This implies that an "apt-get install library" needs to trigger that
> restart.
> Which means that apt-get needs to depend on restart-services. So either
> restart-services and checkrestart should go into the apt package, or apt
> needs
> to depend on/recommend debian-goodies, which would currently pull in
> python,
> perl, curl, dialog and their respective dependencies.
> The later may be a technically working solution, but from a conceptual and
> a
> KISS point of view doesn't make sense to me.
> Is my conclusion correct so far?
> So if we want a "clean" solution, then checkrestart/restart-services would
> need
> to move into apt and get rid of the non-essential dependencies (get
> rewritten in
> shell or C).

I believe this is a wrong layer for proposed functionality -- apt-get
(libapt) is not the only high-level package manager for Debian.

If I were you, I'd look into dpkg file triggers instead. Triggers will
by the way automatically solve the problem that you don't restart
a service 5 times if 5 libraries were upgraded.

Eugene V. Lyubimkin aka JackYF, JID: jackyf.devel(maildog)gmail.com
C++ GNU/Linux developer, Debian Developer

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