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Re: Checking for services to be restarted on a default Debian installation

Long ago I started one thread about making security updates effective, so...

On Mon, Sep 01, 2014 at 08:48:25PM +0200, Thijs Kinkhorst wrote:
> My questions to this list:
> - Do people agree that this would be something that's good to have in a 
> default installation? Are there drawbacks?

Well, one drawback is having to trust a system running potentially vulnerable

As Debian user I'd like to get the information on how to make updates
effective also from the trusted developers and security update folks.

Would be nice for DSA's to say "After updating the packages You need to
restart the computer", or an optimization like need to re-login, restart
browser etc, and maybe even the possibility to automatically do this,
or at least prompt the user. This is what Ubuntu has managed to do, AFAIK.


"We recommend that you upgrade your eglibc packages."

Updating eglibc packages is hardly enough to fix the problem.

As a workaround I, and hopefully most users, know about debian-goodies
and checkrestart, and figure out on their own if a reboot is necessary.


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