Upgraded packages that require a restart

Kenneth Loafman kenneth at loafman.com
Fri Oct 8 18:25:43 UTC 2010

R Kimber wrote:
> Is there a definitive list somewhere that shows which packages, when
> upgraded, require you to restart the computer?  Long ago, it used to be just
> the kernel, but now it seems to embrace various packages.  It would help if
> the upgrade manager announced clearly, before you upgrade, that a restart is
> required if you go ahead, but it doesn't.
> If there isn't a webpage somewhere, maybe it would be useful if this list
> compiled one (?).  I'm guessing, but a start might be:
> kernel
> dbus
> libc6
> openssl
> - Richard.

We're breaking one of the cardinal design rules of Unix with reboots:
    "Anything but the kernel can be updated in a running system."
The last few times I've had to reboot, the kernel was not updated.


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