[Server-devel] Possible Jabber Problem on Server

Berkowitz Andrew (Project Connect) ABerkowitz at schools.nyc.gov
Wed May 14 08:45:53 EDT 2008

I had already uninstalled ejabberd & xs-pkgs. xs-config also had to be
uninstalled and reinstalled. So I had to redo a few config files prior
to starting ejabberd. That has always worked just fine. But it took
about ten minutes altogether.

I uninstalled and reinstalled a few times to make sure I could do so as
quickly as possible.

I didn't realize it would be safe to specify nodeps. If I had, there
would have been a lot less work to reconfigure the server.

I hoped that following your suggestion would be a bit less work. We have
about 1500 schools, so I am searching for the most efficient server
management processes possible. 

So after reinstalling jabber and getting it behaving again, I tried
following your suggestion and just deleting the files. That did not
work. So I reinstalled again. This process is what I was asking a bout.

If we wind up with a lot of servers, I'll put together a Perl-based
server management system.

-----Original Message-----
From: Martin Langhoff [mailto:martin.langhoff at gmail.com] 
Sent: Wednesday, May 14, 2008 12:30 AM
To: Berkowitz Andrew (Project Connect)
Cc: Server-devel at lists.laptop.org
Subject: Re: [Server-devel] Possible Jabber Problem on Server

On Wed, May 14, 2008 at 5:36 AM, Berkowitz Andrew (Project Connect)
<ABerkowitz at schools.nyc.gov> wrote:
>  Martin had suggested that we can just wipe out the database without
reinstalling the package.
>  So back to the question: Can the database be wiped out and recreated
without reinstalling?

We haven't tested it :-/  (it all depends on exactly what triggers an
empty DB setup).

OTOH, we know that uninstalling/reinstalling the rpm does the trick
reliably (so it is better than my earlier suggestion). It will remove
the xs-pkgs package, but that won't cause any short-term problem.
Reinstall it as well just in case for better long term behaviour ;-)


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