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Old 07-28-2010, 06:03 AM   #1
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Restart mandatory after installing updates?


On Windows, 99% of the time you have to restart the server after installing updates. In my brief experience with Linux, its never told me I had to. Do you ever have to restart after installing any for Linux? I'm using redhat specifically if that matters.
 
Old 07-28-2010, 06:13 AM   #2
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No Linux Doesn't requires the restart until you do a major change like installing or upgrading newer version of linux like
RHEL 4 to RHEL 5 ...simply u can restart the specific service if you made specific change to that service ..like configuring network ,ssh etc.

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Old 07-28-2010, 06:45 AM   #3
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So even if i upgrade a kernel I dont need to restart, it kicks in automatically?

I noticed sometimes the update process restarts services automatically too.
 
Old 07-28-2010, 06:56 AM   #4
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If the kernel is updated you will need to restart to enable it. It is one of the very few times that a restart is mandatory.
 
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OK, thanks Xavier. Seems like everything else if updated restarts itself during the update process if necessary. Thanks!
 
  


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