[Server-devel] Attempting to re-install jabber component of XS without re-installing the entire server

Daniel Bennett dantana at gmail.com
Wed Sep 16 09:36:13 EDT 2009

I installed what I think was 0.5.2 which was the newest stable release
available when I brought it to Jimeta in late March of 09.

So the steps that I should take are:

1) backup some part of my server (how should I go about doing this?)  Are we
talking about making a copy of a particular directory here, or running a
utility of some kind?

2) Enter this at the command prompt as root:

yum --enablerepo=olpcxs-testing update

Wait for download and installation to complete

3) Run:

/etc/sysconfig/olpc-scripts/domain_config lccnjimeta.org

4) Reboot

5) Configure my magically working Jabbery goodness


I'm most confused about step 1, how should I go about making a backup?

And how stable is this .6 pre-release candidate, because I want this to be
as stable as possible when I leave.  Communication regarding technical
issues is extremely difficult once I leave and if things are unstable, it's
likely to grind half or all of this project to a halt.

On Wed, Sep 16, 2009 at 12:24 PM, Martin Langhoff <martin.langhoff at gmail.com
> wrote:

> On Wed, Sep 16, 2009 at 12:55 PM, Daniel Bennett <dantana at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > 3) Any other newbie level recommendations?
> If the XS is on 0.5.x, and you can make a backup, I would strongly
> recommend
>   yum --enablerepo=olpcxs-testing update
> which will bring updates from the Fedora-9 series (good!) and will
> upgrade your install to the latest XS-0.6 code (which is not yet
> formally released, but is significantly better than 0.5.x).
> This brings in a lot of enhancements, should not be a very large
> download (though maybe the Fedora-9 updates are a bit bulky). The main
> update affecting you is that it includes the new ejabberd that does
> everything magically.
> Once yum update is complete, you need to rerun your domain_config
> command. Just once. And reboot.
> cheers,
> m
> --
>  martin.langhoff at gmail.com
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