Newbie Question About System Update
cswiger at mac.com
Tue Apr 19 12:27:41 PDT 2005
Bill Moran wrote:
> Matthias Buelow <mkb at incubus.de> wrote:
[ ... ]
> Fact is, trying to update a running system could result in silent failures.
True. It's better to shut down as many tasks as possible.
> The system can not replace programs that are in use,
This is generally not the case. Unix lets you continue to access a file after
it has been deleted, so long as the process hangs on to a file descriptor.
This lets you replace programs in use, without running into the same problems
that platforms like Windows have.
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