[Slackdocs] Server OS upgrade this week

V. T. Eric Layton nocturnal.slacker at hotmail.com
Thu Aug 20 04:27:47 CEST 2015

On 08/19/2015 01:58 PM, Eric Hameleers (SBo) wrote:
> Op 19-8-2015 om 12:01 schreef Eric Hameleers:
>> On Tue, 18 Aug 2015, Eric Hameleers wrote:
>>> Somewhere this week, I will perform an upgrade of the OS on the Wiki
>>> server. I expect that everything will still work afterwards, because
>>> my modifications to the OS and added packages are fairly minimal.
>>> There will be a reboot because of the new kernel, but that is just a
>>> hickup. If anything else fails after the upgrade, there may be some
>>> downtime on the Wiki (docs.slackware.com) but also possibly on
>>> taper.alienbase.nl (same server, different hostname) where I host my
>>> mirrors and git repositories.
>> The OS upgrade for the Wiki is ongoing at this moment. I have shutdown
>> the webserver and SQL server to prevent mishap.
>> Should be up and running again in half an hour if all goes according
>> to plan.
>> Cheers, Eric H.
> It's all done now (the upgrade finished several hours ago).
> There were some initial troubles because I had not noticed that Apache
> 2.4 does not load mod-cgi by default. My cgi scripts were not executing
> and their source code was displayed instead.
> Once I realized that crucial difference with Apache 2,2, gitweb and cgit
> started working again.
> This was an upgrade of Slackware 13.37 to 14.0. I plan on repeating this
> exercise in a short while, when I migrate the server to Slackware 14.1.
> Cheers, Eric
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Thank you, Eric! :)


V. T. Eric Layton (vtel57, Nocturnal Slacker)
Tampa, Florida, USA

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