[sword-devel] crosswire.org update

Troy A. Griffitts scribe at crosswire.org
Sun May 8 17:13:19 MST 2005

	Thanks for the info.  When we were at Fosdem last month, I complained 
to Alan Cox at Redhat for there not being a smooth remote upgrade path 
between releases.  He acknowledge that it was a deficit and then said 
told me that it kindof works anyway, and that he had a box that was 
remote upgraded all the way from RH7 to FC3.  So, I gave it a try. 
Here's the note I followed:


and it pretty much worked well.  Let me add:

set your scrollback buffer in your terminal to 1800 lines
and after the yum install is done, scrollback and look for, "warning 
xxxx.conf saved as xxxx.conf.rpmnew" and diff your current .conf with 
the new one and merge your changes

before rebooting:
edit /boot/grub/grub.conf to point to your new kernel

It also seems that 2.6.11 has a memory problem on x86_64.  We get a 
bunch of errors reported in /var/log/messages and it looks like they 
might have a fix in 2.6.12, but if you're running 64bit, you might want 
to wait.  Also, seems like a softboot isn't working on the server right 
now, which is the cause for the downtime lastnight.  Had to wait for 
someone to show up at our ISP to hardboot the rack.  Hoping for a kernel 
update soon.


DM Smith wrote:
> Troy,
>    Just in time for FC4! I am curious how you did the upgrade with yum, 
> as I will be upgrading to FC4 mid-June. I have always used the iso.
>    The server seems to be going up and down. When it is down any e-mail 
> I send to the lists is rejected for relay. (If you are interested, I 
> have the exact message). Probably related to the yo-yo of the server, I 
> am having connectivity problems with CVS. (It is up now).
>    BTW, we will go to SVN after we get JSword to 1.0.
> DM
> Troy A. Griffitts wrote:
>> Hey guys,
>>     We just did a server upgrade from Fedora Core 2 to FC3 remotely 
>> via yum.  It was amazingly painless, updating over 700 packages.  If 
>> you notice anything strange, please let me know and we'll try to 
>> resolve it quickly.  Praise God for no fatal showstoppers!
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