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Re: Trying to re-exec init

On Tue, Apr 01, 2003 at 02:53:54PM +0100, Richard Kimber wrote:
> After today's testing upgrade (which included libc6), I see that
> logcheck reports:
> init: Trying to re-exec init
> What does this mean? Did it try and was successful, or did it fail?

That'll be libc6's postinst calling 'init u' so that init restarts
itself with the new libc. If it didn't work, you'd have seen "Attempt to
re-exec failed" as well.

> Is it a good thing for it to be doing?

Yes. If it isn't done, init will keep on running with the old libc,
complete with bugs.

> Do I need to do anything about it?

No, I think it's just logcheck being excessively paranoid.


Colin Watson                                  [cjwatson@flatline.org.uk]

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