[CentOS] New to Centos and have question about updating packages

John R Pierce pierce at hogranch.com
Sun Dec 7 20:26:21 UTC 2008

William L. Maltby wrote:
> Also, if a package that is currently running has been updated, or that
> package is currently using a package which has been updated and you want
> the currently running things to start using the new stuff _now_, you'll
> want to restart those packages. Until those packages end, disk space and
> ram memory is not finally freed.

many service RPMs seem to do the restart automatically, I've noticed 
this with Postgres servers, at least.   of course, restarting a database 
server can interrupt any running processes that are using it... 

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