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Old 01-12-2004, 11:55 AM   #1
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I need to upgrade to a recent Squid version, I need a Step by step procedure


Hi all

This another newbye question,

We have a machine with Squid, but people at our office is not being consious of bandwidth.

We found out the latest Squid has a "delay pools" feature to somewhat "balance" bandwidth.

Can anyone point me out a step by step procedure to upgrade to the new version of squid?

thanks
 
Old 01-12-2004, 03:16 PM   #2
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First of all you'll need to download the new version of Squid.
From the research I have done, they only publish the source, and thus don't have binaries.
After downloadling it you should extract the .tar.gz files.
tar -zxvf file.tar.gz
then go to the extracted directory
cd file

configure:
./configure

compile:
make

and install ( you need to be root, so first type su):
make install

This should copy the program files. However I do not know whether your old settings would still be available.
 
Old 01-12-2004, 07:03 PM   #3
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Before installing the new version, copy the squid.conf file to another location. Then uninstall the old version of squid (rpm -e squid if rpm-based), then proceed with the new squid installation. When you are done you can use the settings from your old squid.conf file and make any changes you need from there. It is nice to start from a working squid.conf and modify it from there.
 
Old 01-14-2004, 11:04 AM   #4
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Thanks a lot for your help guys,

just another newbie question, is the process, configure/make/make install
a standard process among other sofware, (or particular to squid)

just to know where I shall record it.
 
Old 01-14-2004, 11:14 AM   #5
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No it is a general procedure. When you need to compile software you'll practically always use this combination.
Sometimes though you may have to use additional arguments with ./configure. The only way to learn those is to consult the INSTALL file.
On some other occasions the programmers includes scripts to test your compiled software to see if they work or if some parts are missing. Although it is not obligatory, you may run these tests by typing
make check
after make.
If they do not fail you can go ahead with make install
 
  


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