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Re: Restart services after upgrade

On Sat, Dec 11, 2010 at 05:20:14PM +0100, Manuel Bouyer wrote:
> 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.

There are more cases, even without direct dependencies between packages.
eg. you also need to restart apache when php has been updated (the link
is ap*-php, which depends on both apache and php).

> But there is also cases where you know restarting is not needed.
> All in all, I prefer to do this manually.

I agree.


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