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Re: Reboot after update?

From: Leo Davidson <leo_at_pretentiousname.com>
Date: Tue, 29 Mar 2011 08:43:36 +0100

On 29 March 2011 08:20, David Balažic <david.balazic_at_comtrade.com> wrote:

> According to [1] a reboot or at least logoff/logon is needed after updating TSVN.
> 1.) Why is that?

Because Microsoft provide no method to unload a shell extension from
everything that may have loaded it (which is any app that might show a
File-Open dialog, plus the Desktop and Explorer).

(In theory, you might be able to do it by proxying everything through
a DLL that never has to change and which loads & unloads the real DLL.
That is a pain to get right, though.)

> 2.) What happnes if a user goes on using it without reboot/relogon?

That usually depends on which files the installer could replace. If
some components were upgraded but others are pending a reboot, you
might run into misbehaviour. Best not to install until you are ready
to reboot.

> 3.) And then later reboots?

Things should work after that.

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