Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Upgrading BBB VM 0.71a to 0.8

So I followed the easy instructions on installing the (Big Blue Button)BBB VM 0.71a to be able to do BBB development on my notebook.
Problem is that, my team is doing their development on BBB 0.8, so I need to upgrade it to 0.8.
In the instructions in is stated that "when we ship BigBlueButton 0.8 (for example), you'll be able to upgrade your server with (these) two commands."
# sudo apt-get update
# sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
So I did it and I got:
Reading package lists...
Building dependency tree...
Reading state information...
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
which should mean no upgrades were done, and when I checked, that is exactly what happened. Then I noticed two lines later is says:

"Note: Best to always check the release notes for specific instructions to upgrade to a new release."

So now I am going to go follow the procedure of upgrading to 0.71a to 0.8 and see what happens.
(I should mentioned that I did it once before but the upgrade procedure failed, and since I "did" some fiddling with the setup before upgrading, I thought I will do it again from scratch and this time I will document what I have done so I have something to refer to if (and most likely when) I get into trouble.

Fringers crossed, let see what happens....