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Author: R. W. Rodolico
To: dng
Subject: Re: [DNG] Advice?
Thank you.

I performed the update yesterday and, with only a few minor changes, was
able to get the client's server back. This was, without a doubt, the
easiest dist-upgrade I have done in around 20 years of running Debian

Ran into a few minor issues, which I'll record here in case anyone has
do do something similar.

First, qemu-system-x86 is not installed as a dependency on
xen-linux-system. Seems reasonable, since some people want a paravirt
only setup and this appears to only affect hvm's (if I understand qemu's
part in all this).

Second, my configs were very old; I think I've used the same configs
since lenny, or maybe earlier? So, I had to actually break down and RTFM
and clean all the old cruft out of my config's. It appears 4.4 is a
little more strict.

Following is the procedure I used, based on

apt-get update && apt-get upgrade

Change /etc/apt/source.list
deb http://auto.mirror.devuan.org/merged jessie main
deb http://auto.mirror.devuan.org/merged jessie-updates main
deb http://auto.mirror.devuan.org/merged jessie-security main

apt-get update && apt-get install devuan-keyring -y --allow-unauthenticated
apt-get update -y
apt-get dist-upgrade
apt-get install qemu-system-x86

Now, clean up the configs for each domu, and it all works well.

I'll write this up and put it someplace for anyone else who ends up
doing this.

Again, thank you very much. I did not build the domu as you recommended
since I already had a broken system that I would need to rebuild from
scratch if this didn't work, and I already had backups of everything


On 11/06/2017 02:29 PM, Hector Gonzalez wrote:
> On 11/05/2017 09:49 PM, rodolico wrote:
>> I've been watching devuan for a while, and like what I see. I had
>> planned a migration of our servers from Debian to a combination of
>> devuan and freebsd in the future, and have been leaving everything as
>> LTS wheezy for now.
>> Now, our plans have to be accelerated due to a recent problem with
>> wheezy and Xen.
>> My questions are:
>> 1. is
>> https://git.devuan.org/dev1fanboy/Upgrade-Install-Devuan/wikis/Upgrade-to-Devuan
>> still the way to go?
> I haven't had a problem with it, but you should try this with a virtual
> server first. You can use a virtualbox machine as a Xen Dom0, and test
> your process there (yes, I've done that).
>> 2. Has anyone tested Xen (as a DOM0) with devuan, or will we be doing
>> this first.
> Yes, It works fine, I have several Xen Dom0 running in production, the
> oldest one has been running devuan for over a year now, it has 20 DomU's
> now.
>> Any suggestions/recommendations would be greatly appreciated.
> Make backups, test your backups, and don't overwrite your backups with
> new versions, and try out your process with virtual machines first.
>> Rod

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