Bering-uClibc 7.x - User Guide - Upgrade LEAF Bering-uClibc
|Upgrade LEAF Bering-uClibc|
|Bering-uClibc 7.x - User Guide|
Upgrade LEAF Bering-uClibc
The tool upgrade allows to upgrade your LEAF software online using the git-based Packages repository at sourceforge.net.
upgrade is a command line tool. Establish a terminal connection to your LEAF box and run
upgrade with your preferred options. Without any option,
upgrade will use the current stable version as defined on the repository server. Options you can use with
upgrade are shown below.
SALT# upgrade --help Usage: upgrade [-s] [-c] [-vv | --vvv] [--stable | --latest | --release x.y.z] [--compact-modules] [-u | --use_apkg] -c just check the version on the server -s be silent -vv | -vvv be more chatty --stable upgrade to stable release, this is the default behaviour --latest upgrade to latest release --release x.y.z upgrade to release x.y.z --compact_modules remove unloaded modules -u | --use_apkg use apkg -u to handle modified packages instead of the internal routines -h | --help show this page
Your LEAF box must have the software stored on a RW medium, which excludes all CD based systems. There must be some free space on the storage medium as the distribution tends to grow. You need a working internet connection and use either shorewall as your firewalling software or your router must be able to open a http connection to sourceforge.net.
How does it work
upgrade connects to the git repository at sourceforge.net and tries to find the software you specified according to the chosen options. It investigates the running system, selects the Packages to be upgraded and downloads modified Packages to your storage media.
upgrade then inspects your configuration files and tries to detect the modifications you made. It patches the new configuration files using those modifications with the goal to provide a seamless upgrade.
All operations are logged to syslog with the syslog facility local0 for you to inspect and, if needed, fix inconsistencies before you reboot the system. If a configuration file cannot be patched safely, copies of the old and new files are left in the
/tmp directory. If an error occurs by
upgrade, it returns a non null status code.
If you decide to look into your changes manually, the option -u lets you invoke the
apkg tool with option -u, to check and select your configuration files for each package.
You must save the newly built configuration files to storage before you reboot.
Suggestions and hints
Before you start
upgrade, save your configuration files using the web GUI or
Save your current software by connecting to the LEAF box and copying everything from storage using a tool like scp.
It is advised, to run
upgrade on a dual boot system, so you have a fallback in case a problem booting the new software occurs.
Check for the current stable release
SALT# upgrade -c 7.0.0
Check for the latest available release
SALT# upgrade -c –latest 7.0.0
Run upgrade to latest
SALT# upgrade –latest upgrade: starting upgrade: retrieve http://sourceforge.net/p/leaf/packages/ci/master/tree/latest upgrade: retrieve http://sourceforge.net/p/leaf/packages/ci/7.0.0/tree/i386/linux-geode upgrade: retrieve http://sourceforge.net/p/leaf/packages/ci/7.0.0/tree/i386/initrd.lrp upgrade: retrieve http://sourceforge.net/p/leaf/packages/ci/7.0.0/tree/i386/initmod-geode.lrp upgrade: retrieve http://sourceforge.net/p/leaf/packages/ci/7.0.0/tree/i386/moddb-geode.lrp upgrade: retrieve http://sourceforge.net/p/leaf/packages/ci/7.0.0/tree/i386/modules-geode.sqfs upgrade: retrieve http://sourceforge.net/p/leaf/packages/ci/7.0.0/tree/i386/sha1sum.list upgrade: retrieve http://sourceforge.net/p/leaf/packages/ci/7.0.0/tree/i386/dnsmasq.lwp upgrade: retrieve http://sourceforge.net/p/leaf/packages/ci/7.0.0/tree/i386/hostapd.lwp upgrade: retrieve http://sourceforge.net/p/leaf/packages/ci/7.0.0/tree/i386/webconf.lwp upgrade: retrieve http://sourceforge.net/p/leaf/packages/ci/7.0.0/tree/i386/wpasupp.lwp upgrade: upgrade terminated successfully