Re: libc5 - libc6 Upgrade Roadmap?
On Tue, 13 Jan 1998, Sudhakar Chandrasekharan wrote:
> I read the mini HOWTO and reports in this mailing list about unstable
> being "stable enough". My machine is kind of a production server. The
> world would not end if it goes down for a day or so. But still it is
> important to have it up and running ASAP. I am planning on upgrading to
> hamm later today. I have a few questions before I set off -
> * I am downloading the entire hamm binary-i386, contrib and non-free
> tree to a directory (actually, my home directory) on an NFS server. Is
> there a possibility that NFS might stop working during the upgrade
Remote NFS filesystems won't break, that is built into the kernel.
Exported NFS filesystems will be off for the time it takes to update
> * Could some kind soul who has gone through the upgrade process give me
> a roadmap? The Mini-HOWTO, though useful, does not provide information
> on how to upgrade the other packages once I have done the basic
> upgrading. Can I start using dselect after following the instructions
> in the mini-HOWTO?
Yes, after upgrading the core packages and bash and perl, everything else
can be upgraded by pointing dselect to a hamm mirror and running though
the install/configure routine a few times (3-4 probably).
Check out http://stormcrow.ml.org/pub/debian/autoup/ which now has a
script to upgrade all the core packages in the correct order.
> * I have compiled and installed some packages under /usr/local/ (pgsql,
> ssh, socks etc.). I guess I have compiled these with libc5. Is there a
> possibility that they would stop working when I upgrade to libc6?
Libc5 and libc6 coexist fine on a system, the libc5-based librarys are
simply moved to an alternate location, similar to the a.out transition.
> * I am running something > 1.3.1.r4 Should I get hold of the libc5
> libraries (from gate.net) that don't conflict with libc6 and upgrade
> after installing these libraries?
That's not necessary with the upgrade script I mentioned above.
Scott K. Ellis <firstname.lastname@example.org> http://www.gate.net/~storm/
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