[DRBD-user] Upgrade question

Böttcher, Matthias Matthias.Boettcher at evh.de
Thu Sep 4 12:30:44 CEST 2008

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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Rob Morin <rob at dido.ca>
> Sent: Thursday, September 04, 2008 5:34 AM
> To: <drbd-user at lists.linbit.com>
> Subject: [DRBD-user] Upgrade question
> I currently have drbd on Debian Etch at version 8.0.7-1~bpo40+1 my 
> apt-get tells me there is an upgrade to ....
> The following packages will be upgraded:
>   drbd8-utils
> 1 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
> Inst drbd8-utils [2:8.0.7-1~bpo40+1] (2:8.0.13-1~bpo40+1 Backports.org 
> archive:etch-backports)
> Conf drbd8-utils (2:8.0.13-1~bpo40+1 Backports.org archive:etch-backports)

Hello Rob,

I think you should use drbd8-source 8.0.13-1~bpo40+1 from backports.org too, to get the same version for the module and the utils. My installed drbd8 packages from backports.org on a Debian Etch amd64 are:

#dpkg -l | grep drbd
ii  drbd8-2.6.18-6-amd64              8.0.13-1~bpo40+1+2.6.18.dfsg.1-22etch2 RAID 1 over tcp/ip for Linux kernel module
ii  drbd8-source                      8.0.13-1~bpo40+1                       RAID 1 over tcp/ip for Linux module source
ii  drbd8-utils                       8.0.13-1~bpo40+1                       RAID 1 over tcp/ip for Linux utilities

> Can  upgrade with out any worries, or will i have to recompile the 
> module, or anything else?

If you use drbd8-source from backports.org then do after installation:

  module-assistant a-i drbd8-source

and a Debian package (in my case: drbd8-2.6.18-6-amd64) will compiled, packaged and installed. Afterwards you have the new drbd.ko v8.0.13.

HTH and with best regards.
Matthias Böttcher

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