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While zypper offers a "ps" option to show processes currently using deleted/upgraded files, yum appears to lack such an option...

How do you know with yum if there are processes needing to be restarted?


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You want to install yum plugin yum-plugin-ps:

Installed Packages
Name        : yum-plugin-ps
Arch        : noarch
Version     : 1.1.31
Release     : 2.fc16
Size        : 29 k
Repo        : installed
From repo   : fedora
Summary     : Yum plugin to look at processes, with respect to packages
URL         :
License     : GPLv2+
Description : When this plugin is installed it adds the yum command "ps", which allows you
            : to see which running processes are accociated with which packages (and if they
            : need rebooting, or have updates, etc.)
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Great! That did the trick - question answered! – Christian Mar 8 '12 at 14:57

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