Is a restart REALLY required after an upgrade?

mscman ulist at
Tue Apr 11 16:39:15 UTC 2006

Usually when Dapper upgrades require a restart, it's because there has
been a kernel update and the computer needs restarted to boot into the
new kernel.  The reason you probably don't have this occur with your
Debian machine is because you're using the same kernel and only
updating program packages.  That's been the trend that I notice, at
least with my computers.


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