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Re: Packages who requires restart computer

Hello Ron.

I would like know if checkrestart will detect a kernel and libc update,
I was writing an script today for my home server and this is the only
issue that I don't  know and is difficult test.

If not I will put inmy scitp that detects when kernel and libc will be

Thanks for all the answers.

El lun, 02-07-2007 a las 12:09 -0500, Ron Johnson escribió:
> 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:
> >>> Hello.
> >>>
> >>> 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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