Aren't upgrades demanding too much restarts?
blueser at gmail.com
Wed Sep 1 00:56:05 UTC 2010
On Tue, Aug 31, 2010 at 19:47, JD <jd1008 at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 08/31/2010 03:17 PM, Andre Costa wrote:
>> Latest F13 upgrades include two packages that "require" a restart:
>> evolution-data-server and GtkHTML.
>> ... ?! Is it really necessary to *reboot* because two desktop
>> components have been upgraded? Shouldn't a logout/login be enough?
>> This sounds like overkill, specially if you're the only one using the
>> computer (i.e. there are no other users using those libraries/services
>> besides you -- *if* you're using them). I don't even use Evolution!
>> Isn't there any more clever way of determining if a reboot is really
>> necessary? Or maybe at least the message should be less "demanding", I
>> don't know... it really seems unneeded.
>> I used to be proud of Linux only needing a reboot when the kernel (or
>> some key component) was upgraded. This is sadly feeling like "those
>> good old times" :-(
> It was bound to happen.
> Way too many daemons are running linked with libraries that just got
> That said, I think that unless you want to boot with the updated kernel, you
> can get away with just doing;
> sudo init 1
> Once you are in the single user shell, issue
> init 5
> This will at least get you running the the latest apps and libs while
> staying with the currently booted kernel.
Yes, it's slightly better than a reboot, but still more "drastic" than
it should be IMHO. In this particular case (and many others I've seen
recently), a simple logout should be enough AFAICS.
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