Mandriva 10.1 to 2008.0 upgrade & issues - Mandriva

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  1. Mandriva 10.1 to 2008.0 upgrade & issues

    I upgraded from 10.1 aka 2006 to 2008.0 yesterday.

    dhcpd quit working. I updated the new dhcpd.conf with the info from
    the old one & that is fine.

    named quit working. Apparently it's moved into a chroot jail, whereas
    it wasn't before. I was able to take my named.conf file and migrate
    everything over, using relative master/slaves directory naming and
    then modify Webmin to know about the jail. That's ok now.
    http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2307/...c72459a3_o.png

    I did an urpmi --update --auto --auto-select and that ran for a long
    time. I went to Eazy urpmi and added the normal repositories and did
    another update.

    There were issues with GNUCash, which I don't use, so I removed it and
    it's prerequisites via rpm -e.

    The problems I can't seem to solve;

    #1) X doesn't work. I have a Supermicro which has the ATI RAGE
    video card. I see the Kernel has a bug supporting this. I went into
    drakx11 and it wanted 124 updates (x11-term) so I let that run. It
    still doesn't work.

    Apparently the upgrade left kernel 2.6.8.1. This errata shows
    that I need an updated kernel to resolve this. And urpmi is trying to
    update the kernel, but fails because kernel 2.6.9 <
    glibc-2.6.1....mdk2008.0 So how do I get around that?

    #2) SSH doesn't work. When I ssh into the box, I get errors Server
    refused to allocate pty & stdin: is not a tty. I've removed openssh-
    server (rpm -e) and urpmi openssh-server but that didn't help. Not
    sure on this one either.

    Thanks!

    Edwin

  2. Re: Mandriva 10.1 to 2008.0 upgrade & issues

    On Tue, 15 Jan 2008 13:16:49 -0800 (PST), edavid3001@gmail.com wrote:
    > I upgraded from 10.1 aka 2006 to 2008.0 yesterday.


    You would have been much better off doing a clean install.

    > dhcpd quit working. I updated the new dhcpd.conf with the info from
    > the old one & that is fine.


    Yes, new release format/contents added through wizards tend to help.

    > named quit working. Apparently it's moved into a chroot jail, whereas
    > it wasn't before.


    Security is always improving.


    > There were issues with GNUCash, which I don't use, so I removed it and
    > it's prerequisites via rpm -e.


    I always do a clean install, and yet to have a problem with gnucash.

    > #1) X doesn't work. I have a Supermicro which has the ATI RAGE
    > video card. I see the Kernel has a bug supporting this. I went into
    > drakx11 and it wanted 124 updates (x11-term) so I let that run. It
    > still doesn't work.


    Thought /usr/sbin/XFdrake would be the tool to configure your video


    > Apparently the upgrade left kernel 2.6.8.1.


    Not to mention other packages. Some of which may compete with current
    packages. I cannot remember what udev replaces but they would fight
    over controlling the hardware.

    Other people who did upgrades in the past had random/wierd problems which
    cleared up after a clean install.

    > This errata shows
    > that I need an updated kernel to resolve this. And urpmi is trying to
    > update the kernel, but fails because kernel 2.6.9 <
    > glibc-2.6.1....mdk2008.0 So how do I get around that?


    I recommend a clean install.
    $ uname -r
    2.6.22.12-desktop-1mdv


    > #2) SSH doesn't work. When I ssh into the box, I get errors Server
    > refused to allocate pty & stdin: is not a tty. I've removed openssh-
    > server (rpm -e) and urpmi openssh-server but that didn't help. Not
    > sure on this one either.


    Cannot help there, SSH works fine local and box to box and I have
    never had to troubleshoot it. Then again I have several ~12 gig
    partitions where I always do a clean install. Once new install works,
    old install partition becomes new release testbed.

  3. Re: Mandriva 10.1 to 2008.0 upgrade & issues

    This is one area I dislike about Mandriva. Ubuntu upgrades pretty
    cleanly. OpenSuse works well.

    This build was initially Mandrake 9.0 upgraded several times, and
    Redhat 7.0 - 8.0 - 9 before (reformatted to switch to Mandrake.) This
    time the upgrade just can't be cleaned up easy enough.

    I guess it's back to save off the config files and reload..

    It's not to big a deal on this server, but I'm dreading it on some of
    my other Mandriva 2006's with a lot on them. I might reload those
    with a different OS, as now's the time...

    Thanks!


  4. Re: Mandriva 10.1 to 2008.0 upgrade & issues

    On Wed, 16 Jan 2008 18:15:59 -0800 (PST), edavid3001@gmail.com wrote:
    > This is one area I dislike about Mandriva. Ubuntu upgrades pretty
    > cleanly.


    Thought I saw several complaints on the lastest upgrade.
    You have to admit Ubuntu is not that that kind of upgrade. Your 10.1
    to 2008 is a huge jump.

    >
    > I guess it's back to save off the config files and reload..


    Use the wizards to repopulate the new config files. Do not copy old
    config files.

  5. Re: Mandriva 10.1 to 2008.0 upgrade & issues

    > Thought I saw several complaints on the lastest upgrade.
    > You have to admit Ubuntu is not that that kind of upgrade. Your 10.1
    > to 2008 is a huge jump.


    Yes, that's a big jump. I skipped 2007 (spring.) I tried it but it
    failed horribly, and I restored from my backup.
    Had it upgraded to 2007 ok, it'd been smaller steps. I've upgraded
    Ubuntu a few times (5.5 afair to 6.x to 7.04, and had no major
    problems. X/KDE worked fine each step -- Mandrake/Mandriva seems to
    alway break X on me. Went from SUSE 10 to OpenSUSE 10.1 to 10.2 and
    that was painless. Big fan of YAST.


    > Use the wizards to repopulate the new config files. Do not copy old
    > config files.


    I have thousands upon thousands of DNS and DHCP entries. DHCP copies
    just fine with minor changes to locations, and BIND config files and
    host files seem transportable between 9.3 and 9.4 with some changes.
    I don't mean just copy/paste the .conf file, but the important data
    inside. Obviously the entire .conf file copied would fail.

    Thanks;

    Edwin.


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