LikewiseOpenMigration

Summary

Karmic has Likewise-Open 4.1 in main and 5.0 in universe, because migrating from 4.1 to 5.0 requires manually leaving / rejoining the domain. For Lucid we want to only support the latest upstream version (5.4) and provide a clean migration path from all previous versions.

Release Note

N/A. It is a new upstream version, and migration should happen automatically.

Design

Likewise upstream already did/will do all the migration/upstream/packaging/testing work; the only thing left for us to do is review and sponsoring.

The packages will upgrade automatically from all previously packaged versions (4.0, 4.1, 5.0).

Implementation

At UDS Lucid they gave a presentation about the current status:

  • version 5 had many more binaries, but can't install them independently; thus they got merged back into just 2 packages: likewise-open-gui, likewise-open
  • upgrade path is in place:
    • backing up files and info
    • leave domain
    • push configs back in
    • requires a restart, part of a dist-upgrade
  • Hardy 4.0.5 to 5.4 testing is in progress (should work, just needs to be tested)
  • Karmic 4.1 to 5.4: works and tested
  • Karmic 5.0 to 5.4: in progress; complete 5.0 to 5.4 upgrade path not currently supported officially (5.0 is in universe), but will most probably be done by upstream as well.

Dates:

  • December 7th: patches for libraries filed to LP (or branch proposal) (action: LW)
  • December 14th: libraries released (action: Server team)
  • January 7: new likewise-open packages need to land (action: LW)
  • January 7th: review/sponsoring (action: Desktop team)


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DesktopTeam/Specs/Lucid/LikewiseOpenMigration (last edited 2009-11-26 12:10:09 by pitti)