Restarting services

Erwin Van de Velde erwin.vandevelde at
Mon Sep 25 01:35:46 PDT 2006

Dear all,

Almost every port containing a service stops the service before updating but 
does not restart it afterwards. I was wondering how difficult it can be to 
restart the updated service after installing the files? In my opinion, it 
would be less error-prone than hoping for the administrator to remember 
restarting all updated services...
While this depends on every port maintainer, a general guideline about this 
would help and encourage maintainers to do this.

Best regards,

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