On Wed 14 Aug 2019 at 07:36:21 +0200, john doe wrote: > Hi Rico, and thanks for your answer. > > On 8/13/2019 9:25 PM, Reco wrote: > > On Tue, Aug 13, 2019 at 08:07:49PM +0200, john doe wrote: > >> I have no plan to reboot that server, what are the pros and cons of not > >> doing that > > > > Pro: keeping uptime > > Con: keeping previous, possibly buggy, version for dbus running. > > > >> or how can I avoid rebooting altogether? > > > > dbus is not mandatory and is redundant for typical server software. > > If you don't need it - just uninstall it. Simple as that. > > > > okay, dbus is only required when a DE (Gnome,Mate, ...) is present. > If I'm correct, and given the fact that I don't use a DE, I could look > at safely remove it?
You are not correct. 'apt rdepends dbus' is worth looking at. > > In other words, why is dbus a dependency when no DE is installed or what > are the corner cases when dbus is needed without a DE. Those setting up a print server would likely not see a corner case here. -- Brian.