Should a package restart on upgrade itself

Matthias Fechner idefix at
Tue Jun 27 16:29:32 UTC 2017

Dear all,

it is always a pain if pkg upgrade a lot of packages to restart all
services to make sure update/security fixes are applied to all running

Is there an option in pkg that it restart services automatically or is
it OK if I would add a post-install script to the packages (I maintain)
that will include a "service foo restart"?

What is best practice here?



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