Posted: Sun Feb 13, 2011 8:28 pm Post subject: Upgrading SMS
Upgrading SMS it's not so difficult or dangerous as it may sound.
In order to upgrade SMS to latest version, most of the times requires to put you machine into single user mode level.
Specifically when there is a new glibc or kernel, but it never hurts switching to single user mode every time we upgrade.
You can switch to single user mode by editing /etc/inittab and change
you can also do
sed -e "s,id:3:initdefault:,id:1:initdefault:,g" -i /etc/inittab
The upgrade procedure is quite simple
1. Put your machine in single user mode
2. Upgrade pkgtools and glibc-solibs before other packages
3. Use upgradepkg --install-new for the rest.
4. Fix your *.new config files under /etc, some of them need attention
5. Update your initrd (if you use one).
5. Don't forget to run lilo
6. Return your machine to multi-user mode
On the following video tutorial I upgrade an SMS-1.4.8 with kernel 126.96.36.199 to SMS-Current (at the time of making) with kernel 188.8.131.52.
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