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Re: Bug#719673: ITP: needrestart -- needrestart checks which daemons need to be restarted after library upgrades

2013/10/14 Paul Wise <pabs@debian.org>:
> On Tue, Oct 15, 2013 at 12:21 AM, Matthias Klumpp  wrote:
>> It just checks that - I wanted it to look for upload-priorities in
>> Debian changelogs some time ago, but doing that was just way too slow.
> Higher upload priorities doesn't indicate a security fix. It could be
> an RC bug fix or certain people using higher priority without that
> being appropriate.
Yes, that was more like a hint, because I didn't know a better way to
set update-priorities back then ;-)

>> That would be a nice feature to have! I think when this features was
>> revised some time ago, these options where not yet available.
>> It would just have to be fast enough, because PK needs the security
>> status almost immediately (otherwise the updater UI will have very
>> long loading times).
> debsecan and the security tracker has been around since before the
> etch release, so I guess it existed before PK. As to speed, it could
> update the debsecan data before every apt-get update.
> http://archive.debian.net/search?keywords=debsecan
Nice! I learned about debsecan just about 4 months ago, so I thought
it was new... (this falls in the category of cool tools you should
have been using for years, but didn't)
If aptcc could gain support for this, it might even make sense to make
PackageKit recommend it, so it gets pulled in by default.

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