Looking Ahead - Upgrade

Mauriat M mirandam at gmail.com
Fri May 9 18:03:18 UTC 2008


On Fri, May 9, 2008 at 1:14 PM, Gene Poole <gene.poole at macys.com> wrote:
>
> In the near future I would like to upgrade my server machine from Fedora 8
> x86_64 to Fedora 9 x86_64. This machine has several key components running,
> including Oracle 10G, Samba, and Apache - Tomcat.
>
> Has anyone any idea what I can expect so I can plan ahead?
>
> TIA,
> Gene

How near term? Just out of curiosity, since this is a server, do you
plan to upgrade out of some deficiency in Fedora 8? F8 will still be
supported for some time.

You posted in the past asking about a howto for Oracle on F8.  Did you
ever find that? Or did you figure it out yourself? I hope you kept
good notes.

Samba and Apache/Tomcat are natively supported by Fedora so I imagine
that there will be a well defined upgrade path for those components.
As for Oracle, it would be wise to do some testing on a separate F9
install. Even if Oracle runs without incidence on F9, running an
upgrade by the F9 installer may still not be perfect. There are many
reasons why an upgrade may not work as well as a fresh install (e.g.
manual tweaks, source installs, 3rd party packages).

I'm assuming this server is critical in which case I would recommend
testing on a separate system (or virtualized if you don't have
hardware).  The more testing, the less potential hiccups.

Although I could be wrong, I doubt you'll get much experience from
users here matching your exact same configuration/scenario.

-Mauriat




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