[SATLUG] Upgrade Fedora core 3 to core 6
tweeksjunk2 at theweeks.org
Sat Dec 2 17:07:51 CST 2006
On Saturday 02 December 2006 16:29, Luis Garza wrote:
> I use squirrelmail for my mail reader but I have alot of plugins. So now
> I have to backup the /usr/share/squirrelmail/plugins directory. I am
> purty sure that they will work with the latest version of squirrelmail.
> So I think that I can restore those.
Ahh.. you're doing a server then.. not a Desktop?
> I am also thinking about backing up and restoring my spamassasin .cf files
> in the /usr/share/spamassassin directory.
Get your customized configs.. but I would stick to using valid RPMs for such
> It appears that I need to backup each users' /home/[user]/* regular files
> and directories minus the Desktop.
Bingo. I was going to mention that... but thought you would figure it out. ;)
> /etc/samba directory. Any takers on why the
> /usr/share/system-config-samba directory has some python files that get
Red hat cruft... you could actually ditch them and just edit the regular
samba config files.
> Any additional advice on sendmail would be greatly appreciated!!!
Sounds like you're doing sendmail the right way.. leave the main mc file in
place. Add the lines you need and rebuild the cf.
> As for mailman, I think that I need to
> o restore the /etc/aliases file
> o restore the /var/lib/mailman directory
> o restore the /etc/cron.d/mailman file
That last one will be populated by the mailman rpm.
> As for my domains, I think that I need to
> o restore /root/bin/zone* files
> o check out http://ipcheck.sourceforge.net/
> o restore /etc/cron.daily/zoneedit
This is definitely not a desktop/laptop system. :)
> As for my apache2, I think that I need to
> o restore /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf file
> o restore /etc/httpd/conf.d/mrtg file
> o restore /etc/httpd/conf.d/awstats file
> o restore /etc/httpd/conf.d/webalizer file
No.. Like I said.. that Apache conf file (and the others) will be put in place
by the packages you install via RPM. All you will want to copy into the
httpd.conf file in the "Section 3" vhosts area.
> As for my awstats, I think that I need to
> o restore /var/lib/awstats directory
> o restore /etc/awstats directory
> o restore /etc/cron.hourly/awstats
Again.. don't move cron.d/ files around.
If in doubt.. see who owns a file before moving it:
# rpm -qf /etc/cron.d/sysstat
You don't want to run around replacing such packages on your own unless you
know exactly what you're doing. If you have customized changes... push your
changes in the new daemon's existing config files.
Sounds like you're on a roll.. keep at it.. ;)
p.s. Oh.. did I mention.. The first step before anything else is to always
back up your system. ;)
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