Fedora Legacy 7.3 to Fedora Core 5 Migration

Submitted by Falken on Wed, 08/09/2006 - 20:34
Here are the steps I am taking to move a fairly normal FL7.3 box to FC5.
  1. Shut down all services
  2. Disconnect from network
  3. Run total backup to alternative drive
  4. Use mysqldump to backup all mysql databases to text files (just in case)
  5. Dump Mailman mailing list subscriptions to text files.
  6. Boot from FC5 install media, tell it to update
  7. Reboot (In my case, reboot using FC5 rescue mode and update grub and kernel images on boot HD to match the new ones on live HD, then reboot)
  8. Check new configs for all services
  9. Bring services back up one by one and watch their logs
  10. Update 3rd party installs of Drupal (minor version by minor version, plugins disabled during update), Horde
  11. Reconnect to network and watch logs for public services
  12. Test, test, test

As things happen and I discover or fix things, I'll update things. For those of you reading on LJ, check the main site for updates.

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Install Flex2 Charting with the SDK on Linux

Submitted by Falken on Tue, 07/18/2006 - 11:19
As the Adobe doc's are a bit thin on the ground here, this is how to install the optional Charting stuff into a local install of the Flex 2 SDK.
  1. Download and unzip the Charting stuff from You want the 16 meg 'Windows' one. Ignore that :-)
  2. Run the installer from the command line and answer the question (where is the SDK) when it asks you: java -jar /tmp/Flex\ Charting/flex_charting_2_installer.jar
  3. ...
  4. Profit !