[ic] Upgrading to IC 5 via RPM from 4.8.7 RPM

Jon Jensen jon at endpoint.com
Sat Mar 13 17:45:17 EST 2004

On Sat, 13 Mar 2004, Mark Bryant wrote:

> In an effort to resolve my "others who" problem, I'm investigating 
> upgrading to version 5.
> My original install was performed via RPM as follows:
>          interchange-4.8.7-1
>          interchange-foundation-4.8.7-1
>          interchange-foundation-demo-4.8.7-1
> I'm not using the foundation demo as I've created my own catalogue (based 
> on the foundation store).
> I can see that there are 3 RPMs available for my RH 7.3 OS.
> I'm thinking that all i need to do is:
>          1: download the core RPM
>          2: stop IC
>          3: rpm -Uvh interchange-5.0.0-1.7.i386.rpm
>          4: restart IC
> Would the above process be safe, upgrade the IC engine and avoid wrecking 
> my current catalogue?

It would be nice, but I can't recommend it. You'd have no way to undo it
if it causes trouble. And there may be differences between 4.8.7 and 5.0.0
that affect your catalog. The only safe way to do it is to install
elsewhere (a different server, or a different user with tarball install)
and test your catalog there.


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