Restarting after Make Install....

Roger rnodal at
Wed Jan 20 15:27:02 UTC 2010

On Wed, Jan 20, 2010 at 6:44 AM, Jerry <gesbbb at> wrote:
> On Tue, 19 Jan 2010 20:13:33 -0500
> Roger Roger <rnodal at> articulated:
>> 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.
> I only do a ports update when there are a significance number of
> programs that I have installed that have updates available. If the
> major players like OpenLDAP, MySQL, Postfix, Apache, etc are all to be
> updated at one time, I usually choose to reboot after the process has
> completed. It is not that I feel it is absolutely necessary; but rather
> that I want to insure that they will in fact all start up correctly,
> and in some cases, like Postfix, in the correct order. I have on rare
> occasions found discrepancies on how the system starts and performs
> after a major update. At worst, you lose only a minute or so of up time,
> assuming your machine is not a mission critical one. At best, you
> might discover a problem that might have gone unknown for an extended
> period of time. I think that the old English saying: "six of one, a
> half dozen of the other" is appropriate to the situation.
> Just my 2¢.
> --
> Jerry
> gesbbb at
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Thank you for sharing your procedure. I do not have enough time with
FreeBSD but it helps to read about different things other people are
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