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Re: Security updates - slight confusion



On Tue, 24 Oct 2006 12:30:06 +0100
Ken Walker <ken.walker@manchester.ac.uk> wrote:

> I'm getting a little confused about security updates
> 
> I'm using Debian stable and daily do the apt-get update/upgrade.
> 
> But when a package has a security update, do i have to start/stop
> specific applications.
> 
> 
> Like today, Python was updated due to a security fix.
> 
> 
> Is there any application i have to start/stop or does the apt-get
> update refresh all using applications.
> 
> How would i know what to start stop as regards Python.
> 
> 
> The machine in question is a file server and not the sort of thing i
> would like to reboot on every update.
> 
> Many Thanks
> 
> Ken
> 
> 

I use the simple query

    lsof | grep 'path inode'

to identify processes using updated libraries and therefore in need of
restart.

-- 

Liam



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