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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