How to tell if package upgrades will require rebooting?
loic.grenie at gmail.com
Wed Apr 8 13:49:22 UTC 2009
2009/4/8 Aart Koelewijn <aart at mtack.xs4all.nl>:
> Apart from the kernel almost everything else can be
> stopped and restarted without a reboot. There maybe some exceptions, but
> I don't know them.
Unfortunately, kvm, gdm, probably gnome-desktop and kde-desktop
request a reboot even though they could be restarted: logout,
ctrl-alt-backspace, login. I suspect some other packages request
a reboot even though they do not require it.
In addition as Mihamina Rakotomandimby says, glibc and many
system-wide libraries are pretty much difficult to "restart".
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