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baboo
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 26, 2011 5:48 pm    Post subject: updates Reply with quote

Could you share your recommendations for how to run updates? It appears you have increased the frequency of updates, and I want to make sure to stay in sync with you. However, I also do not want to cause any issues with a stable system.

So, your wisdom is sought and appreciated.

thanks
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gerasimos_h
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 26, 2011 8:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

All packages in SMS-Current are tested before upload, but not extendedly, because of the configuration variety in SMS systems.
That doesn't necessarily make them unstable, since all versions are marked as stable, it's the combination of the packages that might don't work OK.

Every stable version of SMS works as it says, it's tested as a clean install and as an upgrade, since I'm running SMS-Current on my development machine.

Upgrading is not always necessarily though, if there aren't any security fixes, and it depends on the purpose of your SMS server.

So is recommended to upgrade SMS every stable version.

Code:
*** UPGRADE PROCEDURE ***

1. Put your machine in single user mode
2. Upgrade pkgtools & 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 (if there is a new kernel)
6. Return your machine to multi-user mode


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baboo
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 26, 2011 10:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks for your input.
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simbad
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 30, 2011 10:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

how do i run kernel update / any step by step help? Please Embarassed
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gerasimos_h
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 30, 2011 4:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

simbad wrote:
how do i run kernel update / any step by step help? Please Embarassed

A few things to know before you proceed...
1. generic kernels have the modules, huge are only kernel itself.
2. The last kernel you will install will be the default,if you don't alter /etc/lilo.conf.
3. You don't need to update kernel you can add your kernel.

Here it goes..
Assuming you will have SMS-1.6.0 installed with 2.6.37.6-smp kernel and you want to install 2.6.39.2 -smp kernels.
Either you download kernels and install them with "installpkg" or use slapt-get and do
Code:
slapt-get --add-keys
slapt-get -u
slapt-get --ignore-excludes --no-upgrade -i kernel-generic-smp kernel-hugesmp

type "lilo" and reboot.
If something goes wrong you can use your SMS.Native.CD to boot to your system.

You can create additionally lilo entries by editing /etc/lilo.conf and duplicate the entry and rename it.
Code:
image = /boot/vmlinuz
  root = /dev/sda1
  label = SMS
# initrd = /boot/initrd.splash
  read-only
image = /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.37.6-smp
  root = /dev/sda1
  label = SMS160
# initrd = /boot/initrd.splash
  read-only
image = /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.39.2-smp
  root = /dev/sda1
  label = 2.6.39.2
# initrd = /boot/initrd.splash
  read-only
image = /boot/vmlinuz-generic-2.6.39.2-smp
  root = /dev/sda1
  label = SMS_generic
# initrd = /boot/initrd.splash
  read-only

type "lilo" and reboot, and you will see 4 entries to choose.

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igor948
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2011 7:46 pm    Post subject: upgrading Reply with quote

You mention in the post above "if you have version 1.6.0...."
Can these instructions be used to upgrade from v 1.5.3 also?
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gerasimos_h
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2011 8:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Those where the instructions, for kernel upgrade only.

Just look the video tutorial, or read the procedure at
http://sms.it-ccs.com/wiki/#LinkTarget_2293
and follow the instructions.

You might have to upgrade pkgtools, tar and xz packages before upgrading glibc.

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