needrestart 3.3

Posted on 2018-06-24 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 needrestart contains a heuristic for different interpreter languages: it tries to detect if outdated script code/modules are in use (Java, Perl, Python, Ruby).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 3.3

  • Fixes:
  • [Core] Configuration file is ignored. (Debian Bug#901999 by Andreas Schmidt (Debian Bug#902031 by Axel Beckert (Debian Bug#902049 by Jon (github issue #121 by Sven Hartge @shartge)
  • [Interp] Supress uninitalized value if abs_path fails. (github issue #120 by Craig Andrews @candrews)

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