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Re: Packages who requires restart computer

On 07/02/07 11:47, Rick Pasotto wrote:
On Mon, Jul 02, 2007 at 09:42:15AM -0700, Alan Ianson wrote:
On Mon July 2 2007 09:25:50 am Josep wrote:

I use etch and would like know what packages will require a full
restart of the computer, if there is any tool for do this
automatically, and if not, I will do an script for do this myself.
The kernel. When the kernel is updated you need to restart your box to
get the new kernel up and running. All the services on your box can be
stopped or restarted from /etc/init.d/whatever as needed.

What about libc? I have seen anomolies when some programs are using the
new version and some are still using the old.

/usr/sbin/checkrestart in package debian-goodies will list out for you all the currently-running PIDs that are using "old" files, and give you a list of commands that will fix most of the problems.

The rest of the issues are left as an exercise for the reader. But if I can figure out which pids to kill and jobs to restart, so can you.

So, installing a new kernel really is the only reason you ever need to reboot.

Ron Johnson, Jr.
Jefferson LA  USA

Give a man a fish, and he eats for a day.
Hit him with a fish, and he goes away for good!

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