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Webstack 1.4 to 1.5 upgrade nightmare!!!

Webstack 1.4 to 1.5 upgrade nightmare!!!

Webstack 1.4 to 1.5 upgrade nightmare!!!


I was running webstack 1.4 and decided to upgrade to 1.5.  Ok, go ahead, just shoot me.

I ran the ./install -u script, it ran, no errors.  Now, Apache 2.2 and mySQL will not load.  Consequently, now all my webservices are down.  Here is the output from svcs -x -v:


svc:/network/http:sun-apache22 (Apache 2.2 HTTP server)
 State: maintenance since Sun Jan 02 22:53:30 2011
Reason: Start method exited with $SMF_EXIT_ERR_FATAL.
   See: http://sun.com/msg/SMF-8000-KS
   See: man -M /opt/webstack/apache2/2.2/man -s 8 httpd
   See: /var/svc/log/network-http:sun-apache22.log
Impact: This service is not running.

I don't know how to proceed further.  Any help would be greatly appreciated!



RE: Webstack 1.4 to 1.5 upgrade nightmare!!!

And your log file /var/svc/log/network-http:sun-apache22.log

RE: Webstack 1.4 to 1.5 upgrade nightmare!!!

Ok..... this post is for some self deprecation and hopefully to help someone else that does the bone-headed move of installing the x86 packages on a SPARC machine.

Yup...that's how I fubar'd my webserver.  The fix is actually pretty simple.  Here is what I did:

1)  Back up your configuration files:  php.ini, httpd.conf and any related conf files in the conf.d directory.  These files are located in the ETC_ROOT (/etc/opt/webstack)

2)  Back up your data directories.  This is critical.  Can be found in the VAR_ROOT (/var/opt/webstack)

3)  Uninstall all of the packages using pkgrm.  For a list, go to the directory where you unpacked the original installation files.

4)  Delete the application directories to ensure you remove all of the libraries.  This can be found under OPT_ROOT (/opt/webstack)

5)  Get the right webstack version (in my case it was for SPARC), then re-install using the ./install -v amp command.

You server should come back up.  

Hopefully this can help someone.



Allan D. Reed

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