With vesta-common pre12 installed, and the broken vesta-server pre11
removed, I tried to install vesta-server pre12. It seems to have worked,
but it did throw out some unexpected messages (was expecting no output
save the "run vesta-setup.sh" message).
Selecting previously deselected package vesta-server.
(Reading database ... 30073 files and directories currently installed.)
Unpacking vesta-server (from vesta-server_2.1.12_i386.deb) ...
Setting up vesta-server (2.1.12) ...
Starting the Vesta repository: repository.
Starting the Vesta cache: VCache.
Mounting the Vesta repository: vmount error: no such host: vesta.example.com
vmount error: no such host: vesta.example.com
Starting the Vesta runtool server: RunToolServer.
Everything seemed OK as far as Debian cared, so I ran vesta-setup.sh
anyway. However, it said that I'd already got a repository, so I
realised I possibly still had some old config files (perhaps including a
vesta.cfg, explaining the attempts to start repository etc), whereas I
was really hoping to wipe the slate clean...
So, I went back and tried "purging" both common and server, which
deletes ALL config as well as uninstalling. This threw up some warnings
e.g. that "/etc/vesta" was non-empty so could not be removed - although
I checked manually that it WAS empty, and removed it myself. I also then
manually removed all the sid files (since I already have a backup of
them this is undoable :)).
"/vesta-work" was also warned as non-empty, although this really did
have something - the empty ".tmp" directory. Again, I manually removed it.
Still getting 404's on the DEB apt-sources specified on vestasys.org,
for both packages, so manually downloaded and installed.
FINALLY, this time (!), both installed with NO WARNINGS and NO ERRORS!
The vesta-server this time output only the expected "run vesta-setup.sh"
message. So, my complete purge + manual deletes seem to have worked :).
PS: I really like the inclusion of the "alternate master hint" in the