Restarting after Make Install....

Diego Montalvo dmontalvo at
Wed Jan 20 02:37:58 UTC 2010

What about restarting after a "make install" of  apache and or mysql,
is it necessaryq?

2010/1/19 Warren Block <wblock at>:
> 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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