Posts tagged 'upgrade'

Upgrading to Fedora 16

published on November 12, 2011.

Decided today to upgrade my laptop to Fedora 16, which was released a few days ago. I first switched to Fedora (with XFCE as the desktop environment) from Ubuntu in August, I think. An excellent decision as it is working really great for me. XFCE is also great, really happy that I made this switch.

Anyway, the upgrade from Fedora 15 to 16 went smoothly (although a bit slow, thanks to my shitty internet connection), using the PreUpgrade script/process. I was a bit sceptical about doing an upgrade and not a cleanstall, but gave it a shot after all (note: every time I tried a dist-upgrade with Ubuntu it failed miserably). PreUpgrade was downloading stuff for a bunch of hours and (about) an hour of installing them, the upgrade was… Done. Fedora 16 just booted up and I was using my laptop just as before.

I did the post upgrade steps from the above linked article, but the yum distro-sync step failed; it was complaining something about a “Transaction Check Error” for a libdvdcss package. I simply disabled the rpm.livna.org software source, re-run the distro-sync, it did it’s thing and then re-enabled the source.

The second thing that “wasn’t working” is that Apache and MySQL were not starting on bootup, so I ran chkconfig for both of ‘em:

$ chkconfig --levels 235 mysqld on
$ chkconfig --levels 235 httpd on

Lastly, grub was upgraded to grub2. It was working fine, just that it was showing the grub menu on startup, which is a bit silly given that I’m running only one OS on this machine. Anyway, added the following lines to /etc/default/grub:

GRUB_DISABLE_RECOVERY=true
GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT=0
GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT_QUIET=true
GRUB_TIMEOUT=0 # I actually edited this line, from 5 to 0

and ran:

$ grub2-mkconfig -o /boot/grub2/grub.cfg

I also thought for a while that there was an issue with my wifi, that it’s dropping connection randomly, but it only happened once, so I don’t know what to do with it.

Happy hackin’!

Tags: fedora, grub2, upgrade, xfce.
Categories: Development, Software.

Powered by WordPress 2.7 beta 1

published on November 04, 2008.

I’ve decided to upgrade to WordPress 2.7 beta 1, just for fun. For now, no major problems occurred, just a few smaller ones, all which are caused by my hacking of the WordPress core — I wasn’t keeping track of all hacks I did, so there were some random errors, but everything should be fine now.

I don’t recommend to no one upgrading to this version, unless you are OK with possible problems caused by this beta version. And even if you decide to upgrade now, do a backup of your database! Heck, do 2 backups!

First I did was backing up… No, I lie. First I did was start copying files of the wp-admin folder up to the server, when it came to my mind that I forgot to backup the database. Silly me. While it was copying I did a backup. Then I copied the contents of the wp-includes folder and then the files under the root folder of my blog. I haven’t uploaded nothing from the wp-content folder.

Oh yeah. Under the root folder, skip copying one file (if it’s there): the wp-config.php file, just to prevent overriding the configurations.

I tried to login to the dashboard. A message waited me, saying something like the database needs to be upgraded, blablabla, with a big a button. So I pressed the button. And everything went well. I logged in to the dashboard, to find out that I can finally find my way around the dashboard. It’s soooo much better now!! Errmm… I even saw a screenshot of it some where on the Internet… Meh. Can’t find it now.

After fixing those little errors I saw that my custom made template is working just fine and the plugins too — all 3 of them.

So there. My blog is now powered with WordPress 2.7 beta 1. I thought to write a tutorial on upgrading from WP 2.6.x to WP 2.7 but as it all comes down to uploading the files and hitting that “Upgrade database” there is no need for a tutorial.

Oh, and in case you missed it: do a bloody backup first!

Cheers!

P.S.: If someone finds some errors or the blog starts misbehaving let me know! Thanks!

Tags: blog, upgrade, wordpress.
Categories: Blablabla, Free time, Software.
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