Chris Gahan wrote:
> On 18 Apr 2004, rd said:
>>I have been running Webware 0.7.0 for longer than I can remember.
>>What this means is that I also can't remember all of the setup steps
>>that were required.
>>It is time for me to upgrade to 0.8.1 and I am afraid of breaking my
>>Webware server while doing this.
>>Would someone be kind enough to remind me of those files / configs
>>that I have to backup before the upgrade. I do not want to lose my
>>setup / config. Additionally, a quick review of the proper way to
>>upgrade would be helpful.
> Heh. Obviously you haven't touched it in a while. Read the
> Install(ation) section of Jason's Webware tutorial.
> Or the 0.8.1 install guide:
> I don't know if going from 0.7.0 to 0.8.1 will break anything, but it
> doesn't really matter because it's easy to setup two webwares on the
> same machine -- webware lives entirely out of the directory you untar it
> to. So, just untar 0.8.1 somewhere that's NOT over top of 0.7.0, then
> run the install script (which doesn't install any files to your python
> path -- it only updates things in that webware directory). Now, make a
> new appserver (run "python bin/MakeAppWorkDir.py
> /where/you/want/the/appserver"), then synchronize the settings of the
> config files in the new appserver/Config directory with the old one, and
> you should be good to go.
> The Apache mod_webkit might've changed from 0.7 to 0.8, so you might
> have to upgrade that to be able to try out your new config.
There may have been a couple changes to mod_webkit (I can't remember),
but none to the protocol, so an old mod_webkit can talk to a newer
AppServer and vice versa.
Chris should also look at MakeAppWorkDir.py if he isn't using that
already -- it will set up a kind of minimal directory of
application-specific stuff. He can copy over those files from his
application's files, and then in the future code will be separate from
the stock Webware distribution.