on software updates

Reindl Harald h.reindl at thelounge.net
Sun Feb 1 03:38:26 UTC 2015

Am 31.01.2015 um 22:57 schrieb Casey Jao:
> Warning: long post ahead.
> Are there any plans to let packages specify that they do not require a
> total system reboot to be updated?
> The other day, Gnome software prompted me to reboot just to update
> google chrome. Given that nothing depends on chrome, and also that the
> Linux version of chrome is specifically designed to tolerate having its
> files on disk overwritten
> (http://neugierig.org/software/chromium/notes/2011/08/zygote.html),
> rebooting the whole system seems overkill to ensure a successful update

ignore all that GUI update crap and just use "yum upgrade"
no need for reboot a linux system for every update
that's not windows

"lsof | grep DEL | grep /usr" will show you processes you may conisder 
to restart (and not the needs-restarting command was never relieable here)

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