Is a restart REALLY required after an upgrade?

Andrew Zajac arzajac at
Wed Apr 12 09:59:10 UTC 2006

On 4/12/06, Dennis Kaarsemaker <dennis at> wrote:
> On di, 2006-04-11 at 20:21 -0400, Andrew Zajac wrote:
> > Name one.
> dbus - If I understood it correctly, nothing is required to survive a
> dbus restart, which means reboots are neccessary when dbus gets updated.

I didn't know that.  I stand corrected.

On 4/12/06, localzuk <ulist at> wrote:
> So you are telling me that in over 15000 packages, there is not one,
> that when updated, that doesn't auto-restart itself? I think not.


 Some packages are not very well
> maintained. Period.
If you need to reboot your box to get something working, whatever.   If it
works for you, fine.  That does not mean that that is the proper way of
doing things, though.

The "restart required" notification was not created because of shoddy
packaging.  There are reasons for starting and stopping services.

Where do you expect the webmin package maintainer to flash the "restart
required" icon, if you are not running X?
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