Re: Bug#719673: ITP: needrestart -- needrestart checks which daemons need to be restarted after library upgrades
On Thu, 22 Aug 2013 09:20:32 +0200
Tollef Fog Heen <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > needrestart checks which daemons need to be restarted after library
> > upgrades. It is inspired by checkrestart(1) from the debian-goodies
> > package. It does not rely on lsof as checkrestart does.
> Why not just improve checkrestart rather than offering an alternative?
checkrestart is a Python program, needrestart is a Perl program,
so asking someone (who exactly, by the way?) touting an alternative
to improve the original is not exactly correct in this particular case.
By the way, I have always been puzzled with checkrestart being a part of
the package containing a set of random tools. I mean, the
discoverability of checkrestart is exactly zero, and one have to stumble
on a random blog post to even know this useful tool exists.