Re-starting daemons across upgrades?

Matthias Andree matthias.andree at
Wed Sep 28 18:53:44 UTC 2011

Am 18.09.2011 22:42, schrieb Łukasz Wąsikowski:

> We shouldn't go that way at all. Restarting service right after it's
> update is not a good thing. In many cases service will not start,
> because of needed configuration changes od other ports not recompiled or
> updated. The safe way is to not stop service at all. Let the system
> operator restart service manually when he finish all the needed update
> tasks.

Well, the maintainer should know if the service can be restarted or
needs manual intervention. For patch level upgrades - pathological cases
like OpenLDAP or Cyrus-SASL interactions aside - you normally can
restart the service without further ado.

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