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Re: Software and Updates Restart notification Stretch




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On Tue, Jun 12, 2018 at 08:30:39AM -0500, Anil Duggirala wrote:
> hello,
> I am getting a notification in Gnome saying there are packages to be
> updated and I get the option to click on a button saying Update and
> Restart. However, if I do a regular apt upgrade, I dont need to restart
> my system. Why am I getting this notification? since when do I need to
> restart my system to upgrade any package in Debian?

No need to restart for an upgrade. But sometimes, the upgrade will only
take effect after a restart: it's obvious in the case of the kernel,
but also for some core libraries.

Many "services" (database, web server) are restarted after the upgrade
without need to restart the whole system.

Cheers
- -- tomás
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