updating CSW pkgs when last was 2012.
maciej at opencsw.org
Mon Jul 3 01:31:02 CEST 2017
It feels like you've administered yourself into a corner, but I think there are
ways to get out of it. I won't provide you with the whole procedure but
hopefully I'll leave enough hints so you can figure out the rest.
On Sat, Jul 01, 2017 at 10:12:54PM +0000, Wyche, George PW via users wrote:
> Need advice about updating an old setup.
> This system is isolated from the internet.
We have a procedure for that:
But it doesn't apply to your setup in a straightforward way.
In your case, I would recommend making a local mirror of the catalog:
> Been content with CSW software (333 packages) since late 2012.
> Reading, I see that big reason for lots of changes was being caught just when all the SO's were separated out.
> Pkgutil -C says I have 198 of 333 have changed. And 39 of the 198 are "not in catalog".
> The "not in catalog" means I don't know what those CSW<pkg_name> is now named. So if I want to do "pkgutil -in" I will have to guess (and be wrong).
I guess the problem is that you skipped intermediate releases. You need to
upgrade to each consecutive catalog release. They have been released in a way
that when you go from catalog N to N+1, you don't get these errors. But if you
go from catalog N to N+2, you'll get these errors.
Browse the "releases" subdirectory on the mirror to find the ordering of catalog
> Since I cannot reasonably QA all the programs using openCSW support that I have, what alternatives do I have when after a few weeks post updating I find a program "I MUST HAVE" doesn't work (well enough) because some library change is incompatible? Throw away all the work I did updating (and giving up CSWgcc4g++)? Find exactly which programs use the offending library (assuming I can figure that out) and uninstall all of them so I can revert just that SO library so my "MUST HAVE" can work again?
Try using Live Upgrade for that. If something goes wrong, you can go back to the
> [[I feel like my system is unchangeable! I should pick up another workstation, do the updating on it, and stuff the former workstation in the closet as a backup.]]
Sounds like a good idea!
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