Why isn't DBus restarted after it has been patched ?

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SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12


The DBus package is upgraded, but it is still showing the previous version.


When a restart of DBus is required, this needs to be achieved by rebooting  the machine.


It is currently not supported to restart the DBus service using Systemd

Additional Information

In certain cases however, restarting the DBus service may work, however since most applications also do not support restarting DBus, this is neither recommended, nor supported.


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  • Document ID:7021556
  • Creation Date: 20-Sep-2017
  • Modified Date:03-Mar-2020
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

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