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Re: [K12OSN] Anyone done an upgrade rather than a wipe recently?



i have similar situation with 16 schools running fc6 ltsp4.2
(smoothly thanks to Eric and friends !!! supper extra thanks !!!)

i got a master server upgrade (yum disupgrade) to fc8 a few months ago
and it seems ok :-)
a few days ago i mirrored that server and upgraded it to fc9 :-(( ...
well, we use kde and now it is kde4 which is not production ready.
* especially hard for us since we use kiosktool to lockdown the desktop
and much of it has changed and their is no upgraded kiosktool version for kde4.
* kde themes/icons are messed up.
* phonon is not functional when i try to use pulseaudio (maybe it
could be fixed, since it suppose to work on a new install)
* several kde application have not been ported to kde4, yet. so it is
a bizarre mix. allot of icons are missing.
* we use the server for proxy and now it's broken (for some unknown reason).
* i plugged in a terminal and it was booting great until it got to the
"X driver scan" in which it crashed in  a loop a a few times until it
stoped.

as you can see their are several issue after an upgrade from fc6-->fc8-->fc9
i will look into those issues in the next few days and see if they can
be solved.
if not we might consider using fc8 and investigating into a fresh fc9 install.
it is that we had sooooo many tweaks over the years... :-) that we will need to
make some of them all over again. but that is life :-)


On Wed, Jun 18, 2008 at 3:25 AM, James P. Kinney III
<jkinney localnetsolutions com> wrote:
>
> On Tue, 2008-06-17 at 09:24 -0700, Jim Christiansen wrote:
> > Well, it's the end of our school year here and I've been driving 120
> > thin clients using 3 servers that range from K12LTSP Fedora 4,  5 and
> > 6 (or 3,4,5..) based versions.  One of each!  All have worked
> > PERFECTLY since each install years ago-  thanks to everyone here and
> > Eric!
> >
> > I have had my student Computer Club running the K12LTSP 5 Centos and
> > my home system as well since last fall without any issues and think
> > that I may as well bite the bullet and get the 3 main installs done
> > now...
> >
> > I have a choice of reformatting and wiping everything or doing an
> > upgrade knowing that tons of garbage will be left.   How much I don't
> > know...?  An upgrade won't wipe my users and homes and this is big for
> > me, too.
> >
> > What would you do?
>
> Migrate homes and user authentication to a backup drive, verify with
> rsync and wipe out the cruft and start fresh.
>
> You will need to remove all the really old user preferences anyway so
> pretty much most of the dot files go. BUT (!!!!!) be careful of mail
> folders and ssh keys.
>
> On the new install, put the user data on it's own partition so future
> wipes will not affect the user data.
> >
> >
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