Restarting after Make Install....

Roger rnodal at
Wed Jan 20 01:13:54 UTC 2010

On Tue, Jan 19, 2010 at 8:05 PM, Diego Montalvo <dmontalvo at> wrote:
> Been using FreeBSD for a long time now, but have never really been
> sure if FreeBSD needs to be restarted after installing a Port or Ports
> using "make install clean"?  What is the best practice... Used to
> restarting Windows for everything...
> Diego

I'm not a FreeBSD expert so I cannot speak about what is considered
"best pratices" but I never restart my server after doing a port
install/reinstall/upgrade/removal. I guess the only time you will need
to do that is when your port may be a kernel module that cannot be
unloaded/reloaded without causing major problems.


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