Re: Patches that require a reboot
Date: Sat, 18 Sep 2004 13:57:15 -0500
On Sat, 18 Sep 2004 19:23:11 +0100, Dr. David Kirkby wrote:
> The readme for a large number of patches say
> Install Requirements: Install in Single User Mode
> Reboot immediately after patch is installed
> Is it necessary to reboot after any patch that says this? If so, the
> process would become very long tedious indeed.
Install your patches in single user mode as instructed and if no kernel
patches have been installed you should be able to simply "exit" and return
to run level 3.
> I note the Solaris 'maintanince updates' don't keep rebooting a machine,
> but I wonder if one should unless you have specific knowledge to know
> that installing patch X will not require a reboot if you are intending
> installing patch Y next, despite X saying you should perform an
> immediate reboot.
The reason for a reboot is to load the new, patched binaries. If they
are not running in single user mode then your new binaries will be loaded
when you return to run level 3.
Take a system to single user mode and see just what is still running.
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