Aren't upgrades demanding too much restarts?
calin.kalinix.cosma at gmail.com
Tue Aug 31 23:48:01 UTC 2010
On Tue, 2010-08-31 at 15:47 -0700, JD 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" :-(
> > Regards,
> > Andre
> 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.
In this particulary case, why not just an evolution --force-shutdown?
This will shutdown evolution-data-server. As simple as that.
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