Upgrading ports while processes are running.

Charlie Kester corky1951 at comcast.net
Tue Aug 17 22:43:05 UTC 2010

On Tue 17 Aug 2010 at 15:05:27 PDT Danny Carroll wrote:
>I wonder what happens when you upgrade a port, don't restart, then the
>following week upgrade it again....  hmmm.

I don't think it would be any different than not restarting it after the
first upgrade (assuming the port doesn't try to open any libraries or
data files that aren't already opened and that the second upgrade
changes but the first upgrade does not.)  

As already explained, the inodes for the original files would still be
valid, and so would any file handles the program has open.

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