needrestart 2.10

Posted on 2016-11-03 in Projects • 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. If a process inside a container (LXC, docker) it suggests to restart the entire container. needrestart contains a heuristic for different interpreter languages: it tries to detect if outdated script code/modules are in use (Java, Perl, Python, Ruby).

Changes in 2.10

  • Features:
  • [Interp] Allow ignoring of interpreted files. (github issue #39 by Wolfgang Karall @wolfgangkarall)
  • [Core] Make verification of mapped files in fileystem configurable as a workaround for broken grsecurity kernels. (github issue #46 by @jleroy @eigengrau)
  • [Core] Make ignore of mapped files configurable. (github issue #45 by @stbuehler)
  • Fixes:
  • [Core] Do not ignore processes if maps file could not be read.
  • [Perl] Silence warnings of Module::ScanDeps for dynamic loaded modules. (github issue #41 by @bxkx @r-lindner)
  • [UI] Do not use Text::Wrap while printing restart commands. (Debian Bug#838622 by Paul Wise
  • [Core] Do really restart services in automatic mode. (Debian Bug#838355 by Georg
  • [Kernel] Include /boot/*.img while looking for linux kernel images. Fixes kernel detection on Raspbian. (github issue #38 by @fenhl)

See also