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Re: a dumb query? pls humor me



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On 02/20/07 15:29, Andrew Sackville-West wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 20, 2007 at 09:13:32PM +0000, andy wrote:
>> Hi all
>>
>> Potentially a dumb query but I just don't know, and there doesn't seem 
>> to be any documented discussion I can read, so pls humor me on this:
>>
>> after Etch has done its daily update via update mngr, is it generally 
>> considered a wise thing to reboot the computer to check the take or can 
>> one have a reasonably good degree of confidence that as far as is 
>> reasonable to predict, all will be well?
> 
> depends on what gets upgraded (you *do* review the upgrades,
> right?). If you've got some new core thing (kernel, xorg, udev, etc.)

xorg is only core to people who still (*even* if they don't realize
it) think that Real Operating Systems are designed the same way that
 MS Windows is designed.

Your penance is to make a pilgrimage to Portland and walk up Linus'
driveway on your knees, while reading the Green Dragon Book.

> then I'd make sure to review the changelogs to see what's up. For
> example, recent xorg updates have been translations -- no biggie. But
> if it was something core to the functioning of xorg, a reboot (or
> restart of X) might be in order. Likewise with a kernel update.

Sure you've got to restart X.  But that's beyond trivial if you log
in via the console.

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