XO Upgrade

New Release Candidate

 

build notes -- with 711, the SD bug is fixed

 

OlpcWiki:How_to_backup_your_XO

 

 

OlpcWiki:Olpc-update
OlpcWiki:Talk:Olpc-update
OlpcWiki:OLPC_Update.1_Software_Release_Notes

 

656 → 703

activities no longer installed by default

 

OlpcWiki:Talk:Olpc-update#Progress_report
during the update, anything in /home/olpc should of been left alone. However, any programs installed by ‘root’ in system folders will be ‘removed’ (essentially a ‘clean’ environment is created for the update). The suggestion method in the new environment, is re-installing all of those applications with the latest versions, to assure best compatibility with the newer OS.

 

Other than that, there are two options for you.

 

  • Hold down the (0) on the game pad, when you boot up. This will give your older environment back. (including the older OS).
  • Do a ‘diff’ between / and /versions/run/656, any difference you will need to determine one at a time, if you can apply to your current environment. You will then be able (as root) ‘mv’ or ‘cp’ them over. (not a task I enjoy, I assure you!)

 

 

 

But look into ways of minimizing upgrade path -- doc all installs (last night was... libxslt ??? something...)

 

Firefox
Emacs (good time to work on building from CVS w/ fonts, etc.)
w3m - required the Boehm garbage collector when I built from CVS, but yum installation works fine
what others?
gcc ?
Perl
hoo-boy....
xpdf

 

Steps after upgrade

  1. OlpcWiki:Yum#Documentation - make yum install docs
  2. OlpcWiki:Yum#Making_persistent_changes

 

some steps, plus Quake patch

 

 

removing older versions

 

See Also

Sugar

 

 

Tags

XO upgrading


 

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