[EP-tech] Re: Upgrade from 3.2.8 to 3.3.8 the APT way

orehmann at hsr.ch orehmann at hsr.ch
Wed Mar 7 09:07:00 GMT 2012


OK... I see

I mean would it be easier to set up a new server (VM) and migrate the data ?

Is there an easy way to do that?

e.g. 
- Start an XML export on the old system which contains all METDATA including the documents (embedded)
- Start an import on the new system which reads the XML file and imports METDATA and files?

With the current architecture of ePrints a smooth migration procedure/tool would very much help.
Is there such a tool?

Regards,
Oliver



-----Original Message-----
From: eprints-tech-bounces at ecs.soton.ac.uk [mailto:eprints-tech-bounces at ecs.soton.ac.uk] On Behalf Of Tim Brody
Sent: Dienstag, 6. März 2012 16:47
To: eprints-tech at ecs.soton.ac.uk
Subject: [EP-tech] Re: Upgrade from 3.2.8 to 3.3.8 the APT way

On Tue, 2012-03-06 at 15:24 +0000, orehmann at hsr.ch wrote:
> OK... Thanks for that....
> 
> Do I have to expect major problems when upgrading from 3.2.8 to 3.3.8 ? I mean are there heavy architectural design changes?

Quite a few changes between 3.2 and 3.3, others may comment but my overall impression is the migration isn't too bad. Your mileage will vary with how much customisation you've made.

> I am asking because I have seen that the GUI has slightly changed (Browse drop down menu). Is this just a rendering thing?

>From 3.2 you won't see this change because it is only in the default
template. You *may* wish to integrate the new features into your existing template(s).

> Asking because I customized ePrints so that it shows a "Browse by 
> contributor" menu entry. Will this automatically appear in the new style drop down menu?

It won't automatically appear. We should probably create a widget for doing that :-)

Note: there is a known regression in 3.3.8 that will be fixed in 3.3.9 relating to new items not being ordered correctly.

/Tim.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: eprints-tech-bounces at ecs.soton.ac.uk 
> [mailto:eprints-tech-bounces at ecs.soton.ac.uk] On Behalf Of Dr David 
> Tarrant
> Sent: Dienstag, 6. März 2012 15:32
> To: eprints-tech at ecs.soton.ac.uk
> Subject: [EP-tech] Re: Upgrade from 3.2.8 to 3.3.8 the APT way
> 
> you probably have http://deb.eprints.org/3.2 stable/ in you apt sources file.
> 
> you can either remove the 3.2 bit or make it 3.3. 
> 
> More info is available via the eprints.org software page. 
> 
> Basically this is done such that people can decide when to upgrade and not us, removing the 3.2 from the line above means you upgrade to whatever the latest stable version is, but that will automatically take you from 3.2 to 3.3 to 3.4 and eventually 4.0, whereas keeping a version there like 3.2 means you keep getting the bug fixes for that release. 
> 
> Cheers
> 
> Dave T
> 
> On 6 Mar 2012, at 14:27, <orehmann at hsr.ch> wrote:
> 
> > Hello
> > 
> > I am running a eprints (3.2.8) installation on a Ubuntu 10.04 LTS system.
> > 
> > I just did a
> > 
> > # apt-get update
> > # apt-get dist-upgrade
> > # su - eprints
> > # ./bin/epadmin upgrade <archive-id>
> > 
> > Everything is fine so far. I thought that this would upgrade my 
> > eprints 3.2.8 to 3.3.8 as well but found that eprints seems to have 
> > upgraded to 3.2.9 only. ("eprints" was in the list of updates 
> > suggested by apt-get)
> > 
> > Now my question is:
> > 
> > - How do I upgrade an existing eprints 3.2.x installation to the latest version (3.3.8) by using apt-get.
> > - I do not want to extract tarballs or move away from the APT path which works fine so far.
> > - My system has some minor customization which I think I could handle.
> > 
> > So is there a way to bring a 3.2.x system to the most recent released version?
> > 
> > Regards,
> > Oliver
> > 
> > 
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