Amahi 8 Upgrade
|Amahi 8 for Fedora 21|
Maintenance Support ONLY!
Please use a supported release!
The Amahi team strongly recommends installing from scratch over the upgrade.
We can only provide limited support in the forums and IRC, though in some cases only commercial support. We continue to recommend a new install over an upgrade as the best option.
- NOTE: There is no upgrade path from Fedora 14 or Ubuntu 12.04 LTS to Amahi 8. This will require a new install. The HDA OS Migration Guide might be helpful.
Upgrading Amahi 7 to Amahi 8
We recommend you turn on a temporary DHCP server, (e.g. in your router) since the network may go down for the duration of the actual upgrade.
All commands are executes as
root user or precede commands with
- Works best if apps are uninstalled
- NOT ALL apps available in Amahi 7 are fully operational for Amahi 8. Check the App Store before proceeding.
- Back up your data as a precaution
- Update everything in the system:
- Reboot to pick up new kernels, etc:
- Update everything in the system again:
- If there are any updates, do it again. If there are new kernels, reboot:
Install the upgrade tool:
Do the live update over the network:
If the upgrade does not let you due to issues with (for example) extra packages added by Amahi-installed apps, you may want to add --nogpgcheck option, i.e.
You may see warnings similar to the following warning but you can ignore them for now. We will clean it up before the upgrade is complete.
Once the previous fedup command is complete, reboot the server (the command will tell you):
The actual upgrade will take place now, so you will not be able to access the server (or possibly the network) until it is complete.
It would be good to have a monitor/keyboard on the system to cover the risk that the upgrade process becomes stuck somehow. This also should let you keep up with progress.
Be aware it may take 15 to 30 minutes at a minimum for the upgrade to complete, depending on your hardware.
Once the upgrade is complete, from the command line execute:
The following message or similar will be displayed:
To correct these issues, remove the two bad packages (though this could be dangerous if you had a lot of apps installed (in which case we do not recommend it):
Ensure all the problems are corrected and execute:
The response should be
check all which indicates everything is correct.
Now check the functionality of the Amahi dashboard after you get a DHCP lease from your HDA in your client(s). If the process completed successfully, you are now running Fedora 21 with the latest Amahi platform.
Ref: FedUp Wiki
Visit the troubleshooting page if you find yourself in trouble.
Refer to the HDA Admin How To page for Amahi Server administrator guidance.