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Re: When are security updates effective?

* Quoting Mikko Rapeli (mikko.rapeli@iki.fi):

> On Tue, Aug 29, 2006 at 10:54:45PM +0200, Moritz Muehlenhoff wrote:
> > Mikko Rapeli wrote:
> > > Could Debian security advisories help a bit, since the people making the
> > > packaging changes propably know how to make the changes effective on a
> > > running installation too?
> > 
> > If there's anything special to do (e.g. kernel or glibc) we alredy add this
> > to the DSA text.
> Yes, that's great, but some of the non-special cases are not that
> obvious. Should I reboot or at least restart kdm after libtiff4 update?
> On one host I get the feeling I don't since 'lsof 2>/dev/null | grep libtiff'
> returns nothing. Then again this would suggest, that at least kde/kdm
> needs to be restarted:
> # apt-cache rdepends libtiff4|grep kde
>   kdelibs4
>   kdegraphics-kfile-plugins
> So which one is it?

You can check with 

# lsof +L1

It will show you open Files that have been
unlinked. If any of those are part of the upgraded
packages, you restart that process.

- Rolf

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