[torqueusers] torque daemons can not be stopeed duringuninstall

Bogdan Costescu Bogdan.Costescu at iwr.uni-heidelberg.de
Thu Dec 4 06:50:28 MST 2008

On Thu, 4 Dec 2008, Stewart.Samuels at sanofi-aventis.com wrote:

> The point is not to shutdown the daemons afterward, but to shutdown 
> the daemons before you remove the packages.

The removal of the package should not leave anything behind.

> I have never experienced a need to do this yet.  I am curious as to 
> how many administrators use this feature.

It really depends on how often you actually do it. The largest cluster 
here runs Torque 2.1.x so during the past year or so I only had to 
update it once (2.1.9 to 2.1.10). However, if I would have run 2.3.x, 
I would have needed to update it more often. This matters because, any 
time the package is updated, anything more than one command introduces 
a probability of mistake.

I consider a good sysadmin practice to install on a test system first 
and also to avoid doing an update immediately after it appears just 
for the sake of always being up-to-date - instead I batch the updates, 
often synchronized with their release from the distribution itself. 
Furthermore, I have my own repo with packages that I built from 
sources which are not available in the distribution. So I only have to 

yum update

and everything (both OS and self-built packages) is brough to the 
state that I consider "stable". This could involve many daemons and I 
don't stop manually before and start manually afterwards any of the 
daemons - they are restarted through the mechanism that I've 

Bogdan Costescu

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