Re: Software and Updates Restart notification Stretch
- Date: Tue, 12 Jun 2018 16:08:46 +0200
- From: <tomas@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: Software and Updates Restart notification Stretch
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On Tue, Jun 12, 2018 at 08:30:39AM -0500, Anil Duggirala wrote:
> 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.
- -- tomás
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