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Re: Restart services after upgrade

On Sat, Dec 11, 2010 at 07:47:45PM +0100, Geert Hendrickx wrote:
> 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).

Sure. And I also certainly want to stop sendmail while I upgrade spamassassin,
clamav or procmail, although there's no dependancies between these

Manuel Bouyer <>
     NetBSD: 26 ans d'experience feront toujours la difference

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