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1: Ubuntu (Debian) distro for LAMS 2.4 ?
07/09/12 06:50 AM
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1) do you have plans for a Debian installer/upgrader in the near future ?
2) Is it safe to use 2.4 now (sorry I didn't dig through the forums and the bug reporting)

Otherwise, is there some advice on how to upgrade in the most lazy way ?

- cheers ! - Daniel

Posted by Daniel Schneider

2: Re: Ubuntu (Debian) distro for LAMS 2.4 ?
In response to 1 08/05/12 07:47 AM
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Hi Daniel,

I promise you and all the community that by the end of August we will have proper upgrades to 2.4.

Since March, we've have had a lot of clients work that has prevent us to work on this. But I'll get onto it and get it down before the end of this month.

That'll include Windows and Unix/Debian/Ubuntu installers.

Thanks for your patience


Posted by Ernie Ghiglione

3: Re: Re: Ubuntu (Debian) distro for LAMS 2.4 ?
In response to 2 08/10/12 07:16 AM
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Ok thanks

I'll wait ... with growing age I am more an more disinclined to do manual installation work :)

- Daniel

Posted by Daniel Schneider

4: Re: Re: Re: Ubuntu (Debian) distro for LAMS 2.4 ?
In response to 3 08/15/12 05:45 PM
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No worries :-)

For the past two days I've been having a go at the Debian package and so far is going well.

Despite the fact that there's an infrastructure upgrade (from jboss-4.0.2 to jboss-5.1) the debian packaging structure is just fantastic. It really make things simple and yet powerful.

Much better than the Windows installer :-)

Another good thing about this new 2.4 debian package is that we'll have a completely full open source stack. So *all* pieces of software used in LAMS will now be fully open source projects.

Originally we were using the sun-java6-jdk from Sun Microsystems which sort of had an open source license but not quite. The Oracle completely changed this and the Ubuntu/Debian guys had to pull this package completely from of their repositories.

But now we will be using OpenJDK (openjdk-6-jdk) instead which is a free and open source implementation of the Java programming language. And so far, it seems to work a treat for LAMS.

So this is also a good improvement that hopefully will ensure that we don't encounter nasty licensing issues in the future.


Posted by Ernie Ghiglione

5: Debian 2.4 installer/upgrader ready for testing
In response to 1 08/21/12 11:45 AM
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Hi Daniel,

I think we are ready for testing the new debian packages.

So for this release (v2.4), we have to update JBoss and pretty much change the entire application leaving only the DB intact. We also had to move the secure folder as well as the news.html and pixlr images. But other than that, everything else has to be replaced.

For this, I created a new package for lams-jboss4. It is unfortunate that we called this lams-jboss4 originally as now we need to change this to jboss5 but we cannot change the name of the package, so now the package is lams-jboss4-5.1 instead. Not a big deal though.

Here's a link to the development task to create these installer packages.

I have so far tested:

1) Installing on Debian 6.0.5, Ubuntu 10.04 and Ubuntu 12.04 servers
2) Upgrading from LAMS 2.3.5 to 2.4 in Ubuntu 10.04 and 12.04

In all these cases, it has been installed/upgraded without issues.

If you are able to help testing the installers, please email me directly so I send you the details.

Note these are *not* yet the final installers/upgraders, so we won't advise to test in your production settings as yet.



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