Is a restart REALLY required after an upgrade?

Gary W. Swearingen garys at
Tue Apr 11 17:52:32 UTC 2006

"Craig Hagerman" <craighagerman at> writes:

> someone tell me - do I REALLY have to restart the machine after an
> upgrade? and if so why?

I'll guess that you need to reboot to restart the many running
low-level daemons that might have been upgraded.  (Unless you want to
restart them each by hand.)  Same story for kernel modules, and the
kernel itself, if upgraded.

More information about the ubuntu-users mailing list