Upgrade to Slackware 15.0
Published by Ivelina Beleva-Sotirova at 2022-02-13 18:36:36 UTC, changed at 2022-02-13 18:46:25 UTC
Last Friday (11/02) the server was upgraded to Slackware 15.0. The
upgrade of the system itself took about an hour, but it was necessary to
re-configure and fix problems with many services. It was also necessary to
upgrade to MySQL
8.0, because MySQL 5.7 would simply not start (as existing packages
are build for older Slackware versions with old libraries). Due to strange
error (manifesting itself as
ListUtil.c: loadable library and perl
binaries are mismatched (got handshake key 0xdb00080, needed 0xeb00080)
cpan commands are run), all Perl modules
had to be reinstalled. In addition to this there was also a boot problem.
Thus the server was completely or partially inaccessible from about 2022-02-11 17:50 EEST to 2022-02-12 03:00 EEST, but on the next day and the day after more problems with public and private services were tackled. Some more problems with hosted applications and sites were fixed as well.
Both Slackware 15.0 and MySQL 8.0 were much needed upgrades and I'm happy to be running both now.