[EP-tech] Re: upgrade to 3.3.x from 3.2.8
sf2 at ecs.soton.ac.uk
Tue Oct 2 13:00:13 BST 2012
See a few comments below:
On 02/10/12 10:22, Ranju Upadhyay wrote:
> Hi all,
> Since nobody replied, I am replying to my own question!
> My plan to upgrade is like this:
> As root:
> 1. Download tar file
> 2. unpack tar file to /home/mydir
> 3. cd /home/mydir/eprints-3.3.x
> 4. ./configure --prefix /var/lib/eprints3 (this is where our current
> eprints is)
> 5. ./install.pl
> 6. (as eprints) cd /var/lib/eprints3
> 7. epadmin upgrade ourarchive
Beware that this may take long. During that time the repo will not be in
a usable state.
> 8. restart Apache
> This will probably upgrade our repo.But I would still like to know a
> few things:
> * which is the stable one in 3.3.x and can I go directly from 3.2.8 to
The latest stable version is 3.3.10 and yes you can go from 3.2 to 3.3
> *What happens to the old configuration/code files , are they overwritten?
The .pm files in perl_lib are backed up (the install.pl step will tell
you). The local configuration (archives/ourarchive/cfg/*) isn't usually
modified, and actually you'll need to do this by hand (i.e. you could
missing some new features/conf).
I usually do after the upgrade:
cd <your eprints install path>
diff -rq lib/defaultcfg/ archives/ourarchive/cfg
this will tell you of missing files (that you can copy over) and changes
(that you may need to merge, I use vimdiff to check this).
If some conf files contain new fields/datasets, you may need to run
bin/epadmin update ourarchive so that EPrints adds the new DB
You should also diff your old template with the new one (some things
have changed in 3.3, esp. the <head> section).
If you wrote custom plugins, those may break in 3.3.
Last but not least, you may need to disable people logging in during the
upgrade process. Look at cfg.d/user_login.pl to disable that option.
> In the past when we did the upgrade, we actually did a clean install
> and create (in a new server) and then brought in the db and documents
> before running the upgrade process.In that case I had to do re-do all
> the customization manually again.But this time I would like to run the
> upgrade process in already existing one.
> Thanks in advance for help.
> Ranju Upadhyay
> National University of Ireland Maynooth.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Ranju Upadhyay <Ranju.Upadhyay at nuim.ie>
> Date: Monday, September 24, 2012 2:52 pm
> Subject: [EP-tech] upgrade to 3.3.x from 3.2.8
> To: eprints-tech at ecs.soton.ac.uk
> > Hi All,
> > We would like to upgrade our eprints test environment from 3.2.8 to
> latest stable release of 3.3.x.
> > Looking at the documentation here:
> > http://wiki.eprints.org/w/New_Features_in_EPrints_3.3
> > it looks like 3.3.5 is the latest stable release of 3.3.x, is that
> still the case?
> > where can I find documentation on the upgrade process itself?
> > Regards,
> > Ranju Upadhyay
> > National University of Ireland Maynooth. > *** Options:
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