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 System V init script. The shipped hooks support the following package managers:
The service command is used to run the tradiditional System V init script.
Changes in 0.7
- Improved rc script detection, e.g.: previous releases failed to detect apache2’s init script after upgrading libssl1.0.0.
- Handle Linux VServer naming convention on deleted binaries. (Thanks to Phillip Berndt [@phillipberndt])
- Support GNU formatted device ids. (github issue #1 by Phillip Berndt [@phillipberndt])
- Hooks: Use only available package managers.
- Hooks: Ignore hooks not returning any rc scripts (fixes detecting apache2’s rc script).
- Hooks: Prefer rc scripts w/ matching pid (fixes calling unnecessary rc scripts like libvirt-guests).
- Improve rc script detection by using a two pass analysis.
- Fallback to NeedRestart::UI::stdio while being verbose. (Debian Bug#744000 by Paul Wise <email@example.com>)
- Add default UI configuration option. (Debian Bug#744001 by Paul Wise <firstname.lastname@example.org>)
- Apply blacklist while processing parent processes. (Debian Bug#744002 by Paul Wise <email@example.com>)
- Apply Debian’s