Amahi 8 Upgrade

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Amahi 8 for Fedora 21
Maintenance Support ONLY!

Please use a supported release!


Warning!
The Amahi team strongly recommends installing from scratch over the upgrade.


We have tested the fairly clean upgrade cases (with no/few modifications), on virtual machines. In general there are too many variables involved to 100% ensure success. You must accept risk that your Amahi Server could break on 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

Preparation

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 sudo

  • 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:
yum -y update
  • Reboot to pick up new kernels, etc:
reboot
  • Update everything in the system again:
yum -y update
  • If there are any updates, do it again. If there are new kernels, reboot:
reboot

Execution

Install the upgrade tool:

 yum -y install fedup

Do the live update over the network:

 fedup --network 21 --product=server

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.

 fedup  --network 21 --product=server --nogpgcheck

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.

WARNING: problems were encountered during transaction test:
broken dependencies
perl-PlRPC-0.2020-13.fc19.noarch requires perl-4:5.16.3-266.fc19.x86_64
ruby-mysql-2.8.2-9.fc19.x86_64 requires ruby-libs-2.0.0.353-16.fc19.x86_64
Continue with the upgrade at your own risk.

Once the previous fedup command is complete, reboot the server (the command will tell you):

 shutdown -r now

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:

 yum check

The following message or similar will be displayed:

perl-PlRPC-0.2020-13.fc19.noarch has missing requires of perl(:MODULE_COMPAT_5.16.2)
ruby-mysql-2.8.2-9.fc19.x86_64 has missing requires of libruby.so.2.0()(64bit)
Error: check all

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):

 yum remove perl-PlRPC-0.2020-13.fc19.noarch ruby-mysql.x86_64

Ensure all the problems are corrected and execute:

 yum check

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

Troubleshooting

Visit the troubleshooting page if you find yourself in trouble.

Reference

Refer to the HDA Admin How To page for Amahi Server administrator guidance.