needrestart 0.8

Posted on 2014-04-27 in Projects • Tagged with Linux, Debian, Perl, needrestart • 1 min read

needrestart checks which daemons need to be restarted after library upgrades. It is inspired by checkrestart from the debian-goodies package.

needrestart supports but does not require systemd. If systemd is not available or does not return a service name needrestart uses hooks to identify the corresponding System V init script …


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needrestart 0.7

Posted on 2014-04-14 in Projects • Tagged with Linux, Debian, Perl, needrestart • 1 min read

needrestart checks which daemons need to be restarted after library upgrades. It is inspired by checkrestart from the debian-goodies package.

needrestart supports but does not require systemd (available since v0.6). If systemd is not available or does not return a service name needrestart uses hooks to identify the corresponding …


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needrestart 0.6

Posted on 2014-04-07 in Projects • Tagged with Linux, Debian, Perl, needrestart • 1 min read

needrestart checks which daemons need to be restarted after library upgrades. It is inspired by checkrestart from the debian-goodies package.

needrestart supports but does not require systemd (available since v0.6). If systemd is not available or does not return a service name needrestart uses hooks to identify the corresponding …


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needrestart 0.5

Posted on 2014-01-02 in Projects • Tagged with Linux, Debian, Perl, needrestart • 1 min read

needrestart checks which daemons need to be restarted after library upgrades. It is inspired by checkrestart from the debian-goodies package. It does not rely on lsof as checkrestart does.

Supported package manager backends (for init script retrieval):

  • dpkg
  • rpm
  • pacman

Changes in 0.5

  • Ignore mapped files in /tmp.
  • Handle …

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readout 0.1

Posted on 2013-12-28 in Projects • Tagged with Linux, Monitoring, Perl, Sonos • 1 min read

readout does text to speech convertion using Speech::Google::TTS of Niels Dettenbach. It could be used for short texts supplied as command line arguments. readout does local caching, the Google stuff is only used for new texts.

It could be used for home automation or monitoring stuff (“speaking nagios …


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needrestart 0.4

Posted on 2013-11-28 in Projects • Tagged with Linux, Debian, Perl, needrestart • 1 min read

needrestart checks which daemons need to be restarted after library upgrades. It is inspired by checkrestart from the debian-goodies package. It does not rely on lsof as checkrestart does.

Supported package manager backends (for init script retrieval):

  • dpkg
  • rpm
  • pacman

Changes in 0.4:

  • Fix spelling:
    • typo in debconf template …

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needrestart 0.3

Posted on 2013-09-14 in Projects • Tagged with Linux, Debian, Perl, needrestart • 1 min read

needrestart checks which daemons need to be restarted after library upgrades. It is inspired by checkrestart from the debian-goodies package. It does not rely on lsof as checkrestart does.

Supported package manager backends (for init script retrieval):

  • dpkg
  • rpm
  • pacman

Changes in 0.3:

  • Fix typo reported by Patrick Matthäi …

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needrestart 0.2

Posted on 2013-04-02 in Projects • Tagged with Linux, Debian, Perl, needrestart • 1 min read

needrestart checks which daemons need to be restarted after library upgrades. It is inspired by checkrestart from the debian-goodies package. It does not rely on lsof as checkrestart does.

Supported package manager backends (for init script retrieval):

  • dpkg
  • rpm
  • pacman

See also:


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imvirt - I’m virtualized?

Posted on 2012-09-14 in Projects • Tagged with Linux, Perl, IBH, VMware, XenServer, Virtualization, imvirt • 1 min read

This little perl script tries to detect if it is called from within a virtualization container. This is detected by looking for well-known boot messages, directories and reading DMI (Desktop Management Interface) data.

The following containers are detected:

  • Virtual PC/Virtual Server
  • VirtualBox
  • VMware
  • QEMU/KVM (experimental)
  • Xen (para and …

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apt-dater

Posted on 2012-05-29 in Projects • Tagged with Linux, Debian, IBH, apt-dater • 1 min read

apt-dater is a terminal-based remote package update manager. See also the project homepage.


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