A Forum reader recently asked:
“I tried to perform the upgrade of my GroupWise 7.0.1 system on OES Linux. Currently, the MTA, POA and GWIA are functioning perfectly on the system. I tried to perform the upgrade, but it crashed.
I downloaded the upgrade tarball and expanded it on my system. I started the install and got through the file copy just fine. It prompted for the domain location; I browsed to the directory and hit Enter. At that point, the upgrade stopped and the program exited. There was no error message and I can’t find anything in the logs.”
And here’s the response from Alan Evans …
For service packs, all you should need to do is upgrade the RPMs. This has worked for me for the following upgrades:
6.5.6 –> 6.5.7
6.5.7 –> 7.0.1
7.0.1 –> 7.0.2
Here’s what you need to do:
1. cd to the directory where you extracted the tar file to and issue these commands:
rpm -Uvh ./agents/linux/novell-groupwise-agents-7.0.2-20070406.i386.rpm rpm -Uvh ./internet/gwia/linux/novell-groupwise-gwia-7.0.2-20070406.i386.rpm rpm -Uvh ./internet/webaccess/linux/novell-groupwise-gwinter-7.0.2-20070406.i386.rpm rpm -Uvh ./internet/webaccess/linux/novell-groupwise-webaccess-7.0.2-20070406.i386.rpm
2. Then issue the following command to restart the various agents and apache/tomcat:
/etc/init.d/grpwise restart /etc/init.d/tomcat4 restart
– or for SLES 10 -
/etc/init.d/tomcat5 restart /etc/init.d/apache2 restart
3. Rather than hunting for the RPMs, you can just cd to the directory where you extracted the tar file to and issue this command:
find . -name "*.rpm"
This takes only a few minutes. The only glitch I have is that I am running on SLES 10, which does not use jod_jk apache. So, I have to change my /etc/apache2/conf/gw.conf file.