Are there situations where applications/processes need to be closed before running apt-get dist upgrade?
If so, out of curiosity what happens if you run apt-get dist upgrade anyways, without stopping the application first?
If not, do you need to restart the application after the upgrade?
I'm asking because I have a server running Ubuntu, and I am thinking about having a cron job automatically run apt-get dist upgrade every so often.
Also, it is my understanding that a reboot shouldn't be necessary unless there is a kernel update.