6.2 Upgrading iFolder 3.x Clients

This section discusses the following:

IMPORTANT:Before upgrading your 3.4.1 client, you must back up your local Simias store. If you don’t do the backup, you lose all configuration information from the computer because it deletes the Simias store when the upgrade fails.

6.2.1 Automatically Upgrading to iFolder 3.7

The automatic upgrade is possible only if you have root access rights, because the process needs to install the RPM packages. The root password is requested during the upgrade. If you do not have root access rights, the package is not installed automatically. However, the client packages are downloaded to a temporary location. The Linux client is downloaded to /tmp/<32chardir>/ifolder3-linux.tar.gz. This enables you to upgrade it later because the location contains two install scripts that you can run manually. Until you upgrade the client, you can not connect to the iFolder 3.7 domain with an iFolder 3.x client.

  1. From an iFolder 3.x client earlier than iFolder 3.7, try to connect to the iFolder server. You are prompted about whether you want to upgrade.

  2. Click Yes to automatically upgrade your iFolder 3.x client.

For iFolder 3.4.1, if you click No and attempt to connect the iFolder 3.4.1 client to the iFolder 3.7 server, it displays an error message as shown below:

NOTE:An iFolder 3.x client (other than iFolder 3.4.1 clients) connects to iFolder 3.7 server even if you choose not to upgrade. Although the 3.x client stays connected to the 3.7 server, you cannot perform any of the iFolder operations with this client. When you attempt to convert an existing folder to an iFolder, the server does not consider those changes, and displays an error message that the server is unavailable. The only operation that you can perform is that download the new RPMs from the server to install iFolder 3.7.

6.2.2 Manually Upgrading to iFolder 3.7

  1. Open a terminal. At the command prompt, run install-ifolder.sh.

  2. Enter the root password when it is requested.

    This closes the iFolder client if it is already running, then it updates the XSP Web server and iFolder client along with the Nautilus-ifolder3 plug-in.

  3. Start iFolder from the Application menu.