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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • I'm not sure what tasks you're doing that don't have /etc/init.d/whatever, but I've certainly never had to reboot any of the Solaris boxen I use at work.
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    • The manpage for setting up DHCP to request a hostname by dynamic DNS says after changing the files you should pkill dhcpagent ; rm /etc/dhcp/.dhc ; reboot

      I haven't yet tapped groups.google.org, though, so I may be learning some alternatives here in a minute. Meanwhile this machine has gone up and down at least ten times this morning while I try to get everything right.

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      J. David works really hard, has a passion for writing good software, and knows many of the world's best Perl programmers
      • Yes. Forget the manual. You can usually figure out what's going on, and restart the necessary daemon instead. Don't forget that this is Unix. You only reboot to install a new kernel.

        -Dom

        • The problem is those scripts have so many goofy dependencies compared to the way they've been laid out in every Linux distro I've ever used that it's not easy to determine which ones to stop and restart. At one point I was trying to restart the whole networking system and it was just giving me error messages.

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          J. David works really hard, has a passion for writing good software, and knows many of the world's best Perl programmers