Should a package restart on upgrade itself

Michael Gmelin freebsd at
Tue Jun 27 19:09:00 UTC 2017

> On 27. Jun 2017, at 20:11, Matthias Fechner <idefix at> wrote:
>> Am 27.06.2017 um 18:50 schrieb Vlad K.:
>> Will this cover libraries as well? Eg. Libre/Open SSL upgrades,
>> restart all services that depend on it?
>> Meanwhile, there's "lsop": 
> thanks for this tool, that is indeed very helpful.
> Maybe it is a good idea if pkg collects the information from each
> package what should be restarted if:
> is set.
> In this case it is the responsibility of the package maintainer to mark which service should be started if it was upgraded.
> And then do a single bulk restart operation at the end of the complete upgrade.

As default behavior this is not good for admins - you really want to be able to control when a service restarts, especially when running many services, doing multiple updates etc.


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> Matthias
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