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User experience: upgrading to 1.2.0rc3
- Subject: User experience: upgrading to 1.2.0rc3
- From: Markus Schiltknecht <..hidden..>
- Date: Sat, 10 Mar 2007 21:11:02 +0100
this is my story of an unsuccessful try to upgrade from 1.1.x to
1.2.0rc3. It's not a complaint, it's rather meant to show some
misunderstandings of a beginner on ledger-smb (and some gotchas due to
not reading README files).
As my server is on debian sarge and has outdated packages, I decided to
try it on my desktop, which runs debian etch. I installed the following
packages, after some fiddling with 'perl Build.PL':
libapache2-mod-perl2 libapache2-mod-perl2-dev libapache2-mod-perl2-doc
libmodule-build-perl liblocale-maketext-lexicon-perl libdbd-pg-perl
libmime-lite-perl libdbi-perl libnet-tclink-perl libparse-recdescent-perl
Then, I was still missing Config::Std. I've downloaded that (and
Class::Std, a dependency) and built a debian packages from those.
So I also installed: libversion-perl (another dependency of
Config::Std), libclass-std-perl (homebrown), libconfig-std-perl
Now perl Build.PL succeeded.
Running ./Build test now, according to the UPGRADE documentation,
failed: Can't open config file 'ledger-smb.conf' (no such file or
At that time, I've discovered the file README.debian and figured, it
might be a good idea to read that. dists/deb/required_debs.txt lists
these additional packages, which are not installed at that point in
time. Please note, however, that perl Build.PL didn't complain:
libconfig-any-perl libdata-dumper-simple-perl libhtml-linkextractor-perl
Now, I remembered vaguely, that upgrading should be done by copying all
the new contents over the old directory. So, that's what I did for
getting back my ledger-smb.conf back. Unfortunately, it still errored
out :-( Using the ledger-smb.conf.default or installing the above
packages didn't help. That's where I gave up.