Debian Etch Released

Discussion in 'Smalltalk' started by till, Apr 8, 2007.

  1. till

    till Super Moderator Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

  2. sjau

    sjau Local Meanie Moderator

    Hears so in irc that it shall be released today but it wasn't yet at noon :)

    Great that it's out now :)
  3. edge

    edge Active Member Moderator

    Now the next nightmare.. Upgrading a "perfect" running (live) Dell PowerEdge SC 1425 from Debian Sarge (32bit) to Etch :/

    Knowing me I'll f**k it up badly :(
    Last edited: Apr 8, 2007
  4. sjau

    sjau Local Meanie Moderator

    you could wait 2-3 days until falko writes the perfect howto for etch :)
  5. edge

    edge Active Member Moderator

    Knowing falko, he is working at it as we speak, and that it will be online later today :)
  6. sjau

    sjau Local Meanie Moderator

    not much time left for "today" - just about 1h....

    but I see your point... he now has a new toy to play with ^^
  7. Hans

    Hans Moderator Moderator

    Debian 4.0, a nice gift for Easter indeed, but now the upgrade...

    I have read some articles, how to upgrade from 3.1 to 4.0, but i really like to know what is the best and recommended way to do this upgrade.

    Probably, there is more to then changing /etc/apt/sources.list, an apt-get update and finally an apt-get dist-upgrade. I do not like a spaghetti of independencies, so a small howto would be nice! :D
    Last edited: Apr 9, 2007
  8. falko

    falko Super Moderator Howtoforge Staff

  9. bschultz

    bschultz Member

    Thank You!!!!! I haven't gone through the HOW-TO yet, but can I ask why you recommend Courier on Etch and Postfix on Sarge?

    edit: now that I'm done with the setup, nevermind! Thanks again!
    Last edited: Apr 9, 2007
  10. till

    till Super Moderator Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

    He recommends postfix on etch and sarge. Postfix is the MTA. What has changed is the usage of courier as pop3 and imap deamon because it supports maildie instead of mbox format. the courier installation was optional in the sarge howto and is now the default.
  11. Hans

    Hans Moderator Moderator

    Successful update from Sarge to Etch!

    Today, i've succesfully updated my ISPConfig test-server.
    This is what i've done (it might help others):

    Verify if the /etc/apt/sources.list has the right content, it should be:

    deb stable/updates main

    deb stable main
    deb-src stable main

    Checking for available updates:
    Apt-get update

    Make the system up to date:
    Apt-get upgrade

    Check the current kernel:
    uname -r
    Output: 2.6.8-2-386

    Checking for new available kernels for my system:
    apt-cache search kernel-image | grep 386

    apt-get install kernel-image-2.6.8-3-386

    Remove old kernel:
    dpkg --purge --force-remove-essential kernel-image-2.6.8-2-386

    Reboot the system with the new kernel.

    apt-get update
    (You'll see the kept back packages).

    Here we go to Etch...(Crossing my fingers)
    apt-get dist-upgrade


    aptitude -f --with-recommends dist-upgrade

    Later on this week, i plan to update my two production servers!

    Last edited: Apr 10, 2007
  12. till

    till Super Moderator Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

    Thanks for reporting your update success. That's why I love Debian :) Have you ever tried this with SuSe... , I did, but only once and never again.
  13. Hans

    Hans Moderator Moderator

    :D No Till, no Suse for me! Debian is rock solid!

    Successful without any independencies!!!
    And...ISPConfig is not affected at all. Just up and running!
    Great system.
  14. edge

    edge Active Member Moderator

    Good luck! I'll wait till I'm at the datacenter, cause for sure this will go wrong for me when I do this myself ;/

    An other option for me is to see if Till or Falko can do this! (i'll pay!)

    I can not afford one of my servers to go down for more than 10 minutes! (I've got two that I would like to get Etch on)

    Anyway. I'll have to wait 10 days cause I'm off to home (Scotland)
  15. Hans

    Hans Moderator Moderator


    We are here to help. Do not have nightmares! ;)
  16. schmidtedv

    schmidtedv Member HowtoForge Supporter

    Well, I did it your way, Hans...exept at the end it shows:

    Starting Courier IMAP-SSL server: imapd-ssl.
    Errors were encountered while processing:
    E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
    Might not be important by now, I'm going to reboot now.

    On the other hand, did you chose not to take the updated config-files for all or did you look through them and put ispconfig-configuration in in the new files? I left the old ones for now....and hope my server is still working, otherwise this will become a long night....
  17. schmidtedv

    schmidtedv Member HowtoForge Supporter

    A first seemed to work, although it would be nice to se the maybe important changes that would have been done with the etch-config-files which I skipped for now...

    PHP is 4.4.4 and MySQL is 5.0.32 after dist-upgrade...hope this makes no problems :)

    Actually, pearl (was it pearl?) was throwing out warnings during the upgrade process because of my de_euro...that there are some missing modules for it, but this I guess wasn't important, too.....
  18. Hans

    Hans Moderator Moderator

    Giving the command:

    aptitude -f --with-recommends dist-upgrade

    gives you better control and helps you to solve probable independencies.

    You can perform that command after all, it does not hurt.
  19. schmidtedv

    schmidtedv Member HowtoForge Supporter

  20. Hans

    Hans Moderator Moderator

    Succesful update again!

    I am sorry, but i've not an answer for that :(
    But i would try to solve it with the command: aptitude -f --with-recommends dist-upgrade

    After updating my test-server to Debian Etch, i just upgraded my two production servers from Debian Sarge to Etch as well.
    ISPConfig is up and running.
    No problems with the RAID1 configuration.
    Reboot via SSH went ok!

    After crossing my fingers again, i almost broke one! :D

    Now i realise how stable Debian is!
    Happy me.

    Last edited: Apr 12, 2007

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