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Old 07-16-2009, 04:05 PM   #1
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upgrade from FC7 to FC9 no mt command


I did a fresh install of FC9 on a box that was running FC7. My nightly backup tape did not eject, I have the command "mt -f /dev/st0 eject"

mt does not seem to be installed. I tried to install it with yum but no luck . Is it part of another package I should install?

thanks
 
Old 07-16-2009, 04:20 PM   #2
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I did a fresh install of FC9 on a box that was running FC7. My nightly backup tape did not eject, I have the command "mt -f /dev/st0 eject"

mt does not seem to be installed. I tried to install it with yum but no luck . Is it part of another package I should install?

thanks

I think i know why now, it's mt-st package i need duh....
 
Old 07-16-2009, 04:44 PM   #3
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Any particular reason you are "upgrading" from one unsupported version to another unsupported version? If you are going to the effort of an upgrade why not upgrade to a supported version?
 
Old 07-16-2009, 04:59 PM   #4
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Any particular reason you are "upgrading" from one unsupported version to another unsupported version? If you are going to the effort of an upgrade why not upgrade to a supported version?
I have had good luck with Fedora for years. We are running Scalix mail server on it (250 mail boxes) and our file and print server with samba. It runs great, never an issue.

I did replace our FC web server because it was a GIANT pain to upgrade FC and Coldfusion, there were always missing and incompatible packages and libraries. I would have to mess with it for days!

Replaced the web server with an Apple MacServe.I can now almost install Coldfusion with my eyes closed.

May be this was more than you wanted to know ..LOL
 
Old 07-16-2009, 07:30 PM   #5
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I do not have any issue with you running Fedora. I was just asking why replace one unsupported version (F7) with another unsupported version(F9)? Why not go with one of the supported versions, F10 or F11?


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Old 07-16-2009, 07:56 PM   #6
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OK, got it now .. duh.. must be the 105 degrees heat here in Austin. The Scalix mail server is only supported on FC9. They are always one or two behind because of their development and test cycle.
 
Old 07-16-2009, 08:01 PM   #7
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Since Centos5 was based on FC6 and will have updates for the next few years, you may want to consider it instead. It is fully certified for supported use of all Scalix free and commercial products. That way you would not be running a version that does not(and will not) get any security updates. Centos is free to download/update just like Fedora.
 
Old 07-16-2009, 09:05 PM   #8
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Maybe it is time I do that, probably better to get the updates.
 
Old 07-21-2009, 06:30 PM   #9
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On upgrading from one updated Fedora release to another outdated Fedora release:
I had some older server hardware running in some places where I maintain IT. The servers are used on a local network only, and there's no problem with performance due to low data traffic. It made sense to upgrade Fedora as much as possible, but the newer the Fedora releases are, the more difficult it becomes to upgrade to those (no drivers for very old components, breaking old scripts, resource-hungry new window managers as the default, etc). So it makes sense in some cases to stick with the old. Obviously it would be the best to buy all new 64-bit hardware with tons of system resources, but some customers will simply not pay for new equipment if the old one does the job without problems - even old Linux is simply too good. So keeping old Fedora's is not a matter of being stupid! I have to say it this way, because each time this topic comes up, someone starts arguing about unsupported Fedora's and going for the bleeding egde new releases, etc - this is not necessarily a choice that is made by the system maintainer. Some old server hardware simply won't work well with bleeding edge releases.

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Old 07-21-2009, 07:17 PM   #10
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That is exactly why I push Centos so hard. You still have the compatibility with the older hardware, etc and you have the security (and hardware) updates. In the situation you are describing (which many of us face) Centos is a win-win cure, you do not have to live without security updates to run the older equipment.
 
Old 07-21-2009, 07:56 PM   #11
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just finished installing CentOS5.2 (replaced FC9) today on the test server. Can't wait to see how smooth the Scalix install will go. If it looks good, I'll put it on the production box. Look forward to not upgrading until 2014!
 
  


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