Moving from OpenSUSE to Ubuntu

[sc:linux-category ]For may years now I’ve been running my home mail gateway on an OpenSUSE system, specifically 11.1.  With heartbleed running rampant on the net and no updates to such an old version of OpenSUSE, it was time to move on.

Ubuntu 12.04 got the nod and in general everything went well.

A few things did come up:

  • Some of the core utilities live in different locations for example on OpenSUSE grep was in /usr/bin, but on Ubuntu it was just /bin.  A few scripts had to be updated to handle this.
  • Installing Samba in to my AD domain was giving me errors, turns out the clock was off.
  • NTPD isn’t installed by default.
  • Perl’s DBI interface for MySQL didn’t work at first.  Neither the MySQL client library or the developers tools were installed.  The client was an easy package install as it was called “mysql-client” but the developer tools were harder to find.  Eventually I found it under “libmysqlclient-dev”.
  • Automatic updates are limited to security fixes, this article walks you through how to add other updates to the schedule.

Other then that, the migration went smoothly.

Of course just a couple of days after I completed the migration the new LTS version of Ubuntu came out… sigh.

Greg

Greg

Greg is the head cat at JumbleCat, with over 20 years of experience in the computer field, he has done everything from programming to hardware solutions. You can contact Greg via the contact form on the main menu above.

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Greg

Greg is the head cat at JumbleCat, with over 20 years of experience in the computer field, he has done everything from programming to hardware solutions. You can contact Greg via the contact form on the main menu above.