portmaster and restarting of upgraded daemons

Gerard gerard at seibercom.net
Sun Mar 23 08:10:24 PDT 2008

On Sun, 23 Mar 2008 07:48:23 -0700
Jeremy Chadwick <koitsu at freebsd.org> wrote:

> On Sun, Mar 23, 2008 at 02:52:35PM +0100, Miroslav Lachman wrote:
> > I am almost new to portmaster, so I got a question - is there any 
> > possibility to restart installed services as in portupgrade with
> > any future plan to do so? It is annoying if I end up with some dead
> > services after upgrade just because I forgot to manualy
> > do /usr/local/etc/rc.d/some_daemon restart
> This is more a complaint about the existing ports infrastructure, as
> IMHO, it's something that should be handled there and not necessarily
> by "third-party" port management utilities.
> Some existing ports (such as smartmontools, i.e. smartd) do this,
> while others (such as postfix) do not.
> There are pros and cons to what you want.  I myself have never managed
> to conclude if the pros outweigh the cons -- or vice-versa -- but I
> have thought about it before.

I have had serious problems in the past when ports like MySQL were
updated but not restarted. Both 'portupgrade' and 'portmanager' can
correctly handle these situations however. I have no personal
information regarding 'portmaster' other than the fact that I am
unlikely to switch to a new port's maintenance program. Nothing I have
seen indicates that it is any more reliable, secure, useful or faster
than either 'portupgrade' or 'portmanager'.

gerard at seibercom.net

There are running jobs.
Why don't you go chase them?
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