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Re: what upgrades require reboot?

* Brian Stults in "what upgrades require reboot?" dated 2000/06/06 14:00 wrote:

> I am curious about when you need to reboot after upgrading packages.  I
> assume if I upgrade a package like gnome-libs, I should restart gnome
> but it won't require rebooting.  On the other hand, I assume that
> upgrading packages like bash and libc will require a reboot.  Is that
> true?  How can I know when I should reboot or not?

The only package I can think of that would require a reboot is the
kernel-image packages. With Linux all user-space programs are just
that, user-space, meaning that stopping and starting them is enough, no
reboot required. Things that would be kernel-space are things like
filesystem drivers, raid support in the kernel, &c. Unfortunately MS
has tainted people's views of just what exactly an operating system is
and contains and requires reboots for the simplest things (ahem,
network configuration)!

Ashley Clark

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