Sunday, June 22, 2008

Linode has been upgraded to Slackware v12.0

I decided to take the plunge and upgrade my Linode server from v9.0 to v12.0.

Things are semi-normal, yet I still have some things to do, such as reinstall denyhosts, a new iptables script, mnwclient, and dshieldclient.

So far, I've reinstalled the eggdrop bot (slackboy), using the latest version of the software. I've also reinstalled Apache, using v2.0.63. Snort is running on the system (installed using my v12.0 slackpack), and also Webmin (which eases my pain somewhat, especially when administrating from work...they frown upon using SSH outbound).

This verion of Slackware is barebones and I've had to manually install the following packages so far:

-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 122953 2006-11-01 02:50 checkinstall-1.6.1-i386-1.tgz
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 551952 2006-05-27 16:24 cyrus-sasl-2.1.22-i486-1.tgz
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 744871 2007-05-09 14:46 fetchmail-6.3.8-i486-2.tgz
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 2268306 2006-03-26 19:04 groff-1.19.2-i486-1.tgz
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 2088735 2007-07-01 19:12 httpd-2.2.4-i486-6.tgz
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1898552 2008-02-14 17:37 httpd-2.2.8-i486-1_slack12.0.tgz
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 313616 2007-06-02 18:52 lsof-4.78-i486-1.tgz
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 222760 2006-02-10 20:03 man-1.6c-i486-2.tgz
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1949092 2007-06-13 13:35 man-pages-2.55-noarch-1.tgz
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 135893 2004-02-18 05:59 metamail-2.7-i486-2.tgz
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 16756453 2007-03-24 00:52 mysql-5.0.37-i486-1.tgz
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 16942549 2007-12-14 17:01 mysql-5.0.51-i486-1_slack12.0.tgz
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1483847 2007-05-07 01:15 ntp-4.2.4p0-i486-1.tgz
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 3440059 2007-06-13 13:40 openssl-0.9.8e-i486-3.tgz
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 836941 2007-06-13 13:40 openssl-solibs-0.9.8e-i486-3.tgz
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 143713 2006-09-19 00:11 procmail-3.22-i486-2.tgz
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 2450931 2003-10-29 01:08 rpm-4.2.1-i486-3.tgz
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 4603 2007-01-04 22:28 rpm2tgz-1.0-i486-1.tgz
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 212764 2007-02-10 14:52 rsync-2.6.9-i486-1.tgz
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1391679 2007-06-10 01:16 sendmail-8.14.1-i486-1.tgz
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 276485 2007-06-10 01:16 sendmail-cf-8.14.1-noarch-1.tgz
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 30270 2006-04-19 00:56 slocate-3.1-i486-1.tgz
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 763394 2008-06-15 15:30 snort-2.6.1.5-i386-1.tgz
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 137062 2006-02-06 14:00 sudo-1.6.8p12-i486-1.tgz
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1793130 2007-06-02 19:32 tcl-8.4.15-i486-1.tgz
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 66773 2007-04-30 00:35 telnet-0.17-i486-1.tgz
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 8614263 2007-06-20 16:34 vim-7.1.012-i486-1.tgz
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1882278 2007-06-20 16:50 vim-gvim-7.1.012-i486-1.tgz
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 13573880 2008-05-26 00:19 webmin-1.420.tar.gz

Stability-wise, the server appears to be running somewhat more efficiently than before (for instance, the CPU and memory utilizations, along with IO, appear to be less 'spiky' when looking at chart readouts. When I shut down the server to upgrade (which is the way its done with Linode.com), I'd had 440+ days of uptime, so I can't argue about stability...it doesn't get much better than that!

Sooner or later, I'm going to try backing up my latest install, then trying to upgrade to v12.1 (just because I can).
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