Date: December 10, 2004
You've just installed an AIX LPP. Do you need to reboot?
The answer is in the ".toc" file** associated with the installp filesets. The ".toc" file contains lines like
bos.adt.libm 05.02.0000.0000 1 N U en_US ...
The "N" character means no reboot is required. On the other hand, if the line has a "b" character, a reboot is necessary. An example of such a line would be
bos.mp64 05.02.0000.0000 1 b B en_US ...
For more information on the format of the ".toc" file, see the "The lpp_name Package Information File" section at
** The ".toc" file is always on an installp CD. If the filesets are on disk, you can create the ".toc" file with the "inutoc ." command (note the "period" is part of the command).
December 10, 2004