Restarting after Make Install....

Warren Block wblock at
Wed Jan 20 02:34:17 UTC 2010

On Tue, 19 Jan 2010, Diego Montalvo 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...

No, restarting the computer is very rarely necessary.

There are some less involved steps that might be needed, like setting 
flags in /etc/rc.conf to enable new ports.  Some ports have services 
that need to be started, and csh/tcsh users may need to use the rehash 
command before using new ports.

-Warren Block * Rapid City, South Dakota USA

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