portupgrade and daemons.

Josef Karthauser joe at FreeBSD.org
Sun May 23 06:41:43 PDT 2004

On Sun, May 23, 2004 at 03:21:20PM +0200, Kay Lehmann wrote:
> Lars Thegler wrote:
> >
> >net/smokeping stops a running daemon in its pkg-deinstall script. It 
> >doesn't restart it after upgrade, though. Not sure whether that is a 
> >good idea anyway.
> >
> >/Lars
> >
> I would think so, too. We shouldn't do such things automatically, since 
> there may be important changes in configs, etc. This should be done by 
> the admin himself. FreeBSD does not need to treat its users as dummies 
> and try to do everything automatically and in the background.

That's true - it doesn't need to.  This issue came up for me because I
forgot to switch a daemon off before upgrading it.  A helpful "are you
aware that this daemon is still running" message would have been useful,
but as you say I ought to have remembered that myself.

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