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after a yum update is it necessary to reboot

asked 2012-01-23 20:59:31 -0500

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After a yum update is it necessary to reboot? I reboot after a kernel upgrade or after a security alert, but I was wondering about other applications especially the whole kde desktop environment.

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answered 2012-01-23 23:57:34 -0500

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You do not need to reboot unless, as you mentioned , there is a kernel update. You can wait until it is convinient for you to reboot, but you will not take any advantage of the new kernel until you boot with it.

What I have found in my experience is that when some applications are updated while running, you may encounter some inestabilities on the application, which usually goes away if you close and open again that application. For instance, I have found this in Firefox.

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