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Re: afraid to upgrade libc6 and libc6-dev

Joris Huizer <jorishuizer@planet.nl> wrote:

> Andrei Popescu wrote:
> > 
> > Do you need to reboot after this upgrade? I'm asking because I did the
> > upgrade on a remote machine with some hardware troubles and I am afraid
> > to reboot it.
> > 
> Hmm... if you got a new kernel image you need to restart the machine to 
> use it (untill then it's running with the older version of the kernel)
> Apart from that there shouldn't be any need to reboot, as I wrote before
> HTH,
> Joris

I knew about the services and kernel part, but wasn't sure about libc,
as it's a pretty important part of a system. BTW, if you upgrade the
same kernel you are strongly encouraged to reboot ASAP, because of
module dependencies.

If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough.
(Albert Einstein)

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