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Date:      Tue, 19 Jan 2010 19:34:16 -0700 (MST)
From:      Warren Block <wblock@wonkity.com>
To:        Diego Montalvo <dmontalvo@gmail.com>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Restarting after Make Install....
Message-ID:  <alpine.BSF.2.00.1001191915520.81390@wonkity.com>
In-Reply-To: <aefec1611001191705y636474c5rff82214052b2336e@mail.gmail.com>
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On Tue, 19 Jan 2010, Diego Montalvo wrote:

> Been using FreeBSD for a long time now, but have never really been
> sure if FreeBSD needs to be restarted after installing a Port or Ports
> using "make install clean"?  What is the best practice... Used to
> restarting Windows for everything...

No, restarting the computer is very rarely necessary.

There are some less involved steps that might be needed, like setting 
flags in /etc/rc.conf to enable new ports.  Some ports have services 
that need to be started, and csh/tcsh users may need to use the rehash 
command before using new ports.

-Warren Block * Rapid City, South Dakota USA



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