[ic] Upgrading to IC 5 via RPM from 4.8.7 RPM
duane at DownHomeWebDesign.com
Thu Mar 18 07:54:41 EST 2004
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jon Jensen" <jon at endpoint.com>
To: <interchange-users at icdevgroup.org>
Sent: Saturday, March 13, 2004 3:45 PM
Subject: Re: [ic] Upgrading to IC 5 via RPM from 4.8.7 RPM
> 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
> > 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
> > 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.
You definitely want to have a "Back Out Plan" as in any upgrade. For
example, backup the server before upgrading and restore the backup if
everything falls apart.
My experience with upgrades is the only place I run into problems is where
I've made custom pages or components. The other area for problems is
getting users to accept the change. I've never had it break things totally.
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