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Juergen Hornung
2005-04-04, 06:21
Hi,

I'm running Slimserver V 6.0 under Debian Linux.

For installation I download the slimserver.tar.gz file, untar it into
/usr/local/slimserver/

The configuration file is at /etc/slimserver.pref and the database
is in my home.

So far so good, the system runs great.

Every time I made an upgrade to a new version I'm wondering about
doing it the correct way:

Have I to delete the configuration unter /etc/slimserver.pref and
delete the databse?

Or is the new version of slimserver "intelligent enough" to change the
slimserver.pref and convert the database to the new format if necessary?

Any help would be appreciated.

Juergen

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kdf
2005-04-04, 09:35
Quoting Juergen Hornung <hornung (AT) vc (DOT) dfn.de>:

> Hi,
>
> I'm running Slimserver V 6.0 under Debian Linux.
>
> For installation I download the slimserver.tar.gz file, untar it into
> /usr/local/slimserver/
>
> The configuration file is at /etc/slimserver.pref and the database
> is in my home.
>
> So far so good, the system runs great.

good to know :)

>
> Every time I made an upgrade to a new version I'm wondering about
> doing it the correct way:
>
> Have I to delete the configuration unter /etc/slimserver.pref and
> delete the databse?

you shouldn't have to.

>
> Or is the new version of slimserver "intelligent enough" to change the
> slimserver.pref and convert the database to the new format if necessary?
>

every effort is made to ensure that releases handle upgrade issues when it comes
to pref files and the database. Database upgrades come as part of the SQL
directory, and the server will run those upgrades when it detects an older
version number in the db.

-kdf