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Re: Restart services after upgrade

On 11 December 2010 16:20, Manuel Bouyer <> 
> On Fri, Dec 10, 2010 at 11:54:30PM +0100, Stefano Marinelli wrote:
>> Hello everybody,
>> sometimes I use to upgrade my pkgsrc packages using the "pkg_rolling-replace 
>> -u". It works perfectly but sometimes some services start to behave in a 
>> weird mode because they've been upgraded and not restarted.
>> Is there a way to restart those services (or all the services, one per time) 
>> instead of rebooting the machine?
>> Of course I could manually do a "/etc/rc.d/xxx restart" but this involves 
>> that I should manually check and know which services (and/or deps) have been 
>> rebuilt.
>> Is there a more automatic way?
> I'm not sure it that easy to automate. you should restart if you update the
> service itself (e.g. apache), but also if you update a dependancy (e.g.
> apr-util). To be safe you should stop before starting the update, and start
> once update is done.
> But there is also cases where you know restarting is not needed.
> All in all, I prefer to do this manually.

It might be nice to report potentially affected services at the end of
the pkg_add command...

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