Several people tried to install SuSE 10.1, the post-beta public DVD image which was copied to Hollyfs, on various machines. Known attempts and status include:
We got the boxed set of SuSE 10.1 on 2006-06-02. Jimc immediately copied the DVD onto Hollyfs in the normal place. Over 06-03 .. 06-05 Jimc worked on a scheme for remote installation, following (but not exactly copying) instructions in various places on the web. Results so far:
It is now Wed 06-07. My plans for today are:
|06-09 Fri||End of 10th week|
|12 .. 16||Finals week|
|19 .. 23||EOQ (reboot machines)|
|26 .. whenever||Summer Session|
Medium term plans. Likely there will be problems that prevent the schedule from being met exactly, but we need a framework like this so we can plan effort levels.
All MCG machines converted to SuSE 10.1 and used. Evaluate desktop. Fix infelicities (continuing for considerable time).
|Bamboo01||Sun Grid Engine master site|
|Papyrus||Printing can of worms; webmail|
|Arachne||Web server (Mathnet)|
|Sunset||Master site (Mathnet)|
|Malibu||Master site (PIC)|
|Laguna||PIC homedirs, let's use them as guinea pigs|
|[Spruce]||Converted in previous weeks|
Continue installing v10.1 on Bamboo and production machines listed above.
Sell v10.1 to early adopters
Convert homedir servers to v10.1
Any machine not converted yet, gets converted.
To be thought about later:
The theme of this upgrade will be to reproduce our v9.2 setup as close as possible on v10.1. We need to make proper use of the latest features. This means we need to learn what those are. All during the upgrade process I expect that we'll be modernizing things incrementally.
What aspects of our desktop environment need to be improved?
What mathematical software do we need to add? To get rid of?