[LON-CAPA-admin] Server upgrade FC5 -> Fedora 8

Gerd Kortemeyer korte at lite.msu.edu
Fri Jan 18 09:44:56 EST 2008


On Jan 18, 2008, at 8:34 AM, Stefan Bisitz wrote:

> Stuart Peter Raeburn wrote:
>> New Version 2.6.0 Released
>> [...]
>> (Fedora Core 5 should continue to work but is deprecated.)
> We are running FC5 on our two servers and like to upgrade to Fedora  
> 8 in
> the near future.
> Is there anybody who already upgraded a LON-CAPA server from an old
> Fedora version to a newer one, best of course would be from FC5 to
> Fedora 8?

I did that to one of my workstations, going from Core 5 to Core 8  
using only "yum"


- it worked, but took me basically one complete day to sort out the  

The little paragraph "yum might complain about conflicts or  
requirements. That is probably because you have used non-standard  
repositories or installed non-standard packages manually." is what  
will take you the most time. Key was to "yum remove LONCAPA- 
prerequisites" and re-install them when everything was done. Also,  
for some reason, on my workstation OpenOffice.org was installed,  
which I removed for good (since it was the biggest source of stupid  

> We have some experience: we changed our server hardware, the IP  
> address
> and the host name, but that's the actual reason for asking. You will
> understand that we don't want to repeat such a work. If possible,  
> we do
> not want to save and transfer the linux users, home and other
> directories, etc. It would be nice to just upgrade the OS and keep all
> the LON-CAPA data and settings. Do we have a chance?

Yes, but it takes some downtime.

BTW, I would consider cross-upgrading to CentOS, http:// 
www.centos.org/ . Some of the folks contributing to Fedora apparently  
only think in terms of workstations ...

- Gerd.

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