How to tell if package upgrades will require rebooting?
a24061 at ducksburg.com
Wed Apr 8 19:26:09 UTC 2009
On 2009-04-08, Aart Koelewijn wrote:
> In general you have to stop and restart whatever is installed new. If a
> new mysql server is installed, mysql will be stopped and restarted, if a
> new x-server is installed you will have to stop and restart your x-
> server. If a new kernel is installed, the only way to get the new kernel
> running is by stopping the old one and restarting the new one and that
> means a reboot. Apart from the kernel almost everything else can be
> stopped and restarted without a reboot.
I understand all that, and I expect a kernel upgrade to require a reboot.
> There maybe some exceptions, but I don't know them.
Those are the ones I want to warn myself about.
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