Description of problem:
It would be very useful if the errata reports gave a listing of possible
services that would be dependant on the updated packages. Or packages that
are dependant on these new packages. I know people have trouble figuring out
what needs to be restarted after an update. I think this would help relieve
the uncertainty that leads to a lot of needless restarts.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Receive a RHN errata
2.Stare at it a while and relize, I guess I should just restart the machine
Actual Results: Everything works. But this is such overkill.
Expected Results: I would restart 1 or 2 services and be sadisfied my system
was secure and know that the uses of this box were not inconvenienced.
reassigning to mjc since this is a text/process change in the errata system
We definately need to be more consistant with the messaging of what services
are affected by a change and what needs restarting. We're already working on
documentation for the next security guide update that explains how to work out
when to restart, and i'll see how we can add it into the errata process. In the
meantime this is a good resource: