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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) when perl or 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.