[Koha] How do I upgrade my Koha 3.2? (was Re: Problem upgrade koha-3.8.0 to koha-3.08.04)

Raphael Chisanga Muonga chisangaz at gmail.com
Fri Aug 31 20:01:04 NZST 2012

Dear Mark
Thanks for the response.
I have taken note of the suggestions you have put forward.
I have been used to using Koha 3.2 LiveCD which can install very
easily on a 32bit machine.
Now when | check  the net I can only see this Koha
Can this be a good alternative and which platform is it best suited?

I would very much prefer an offline installation because of our slow
speed communication lines.

Kind regards.

On 8/31/12, Mark Tompsett <mtompset at hotmail.com> wrote:
> Greetings, Raphael,
> Before you do anything: backup. It shouldn't be necessary, but one needs to
> be careful.
> The upgrade process is generally documented in the INSTALL files near the
> bottom. However, since version 3.2, a major development has come into
> existence: packages. This will make future upgrades even smoother. Ubuntu is
> a Debian-based OS, and so the use of the packages should not be a problem. I
> have installed using this method on Ubuntu a couple times using a fresh
> install.
> If you are going to stick with the tarball method of installation, read
> http://wiki.koha-community.org/wiki/Koha_on_Ubuntu#Upgrade_Instructions
> I haven't tried these upgrade instructions, but they are similar to the ones
> found in the install files.
> If you are going to consider switching to packages on the same server, read
> http://wiki.koha-community.org/wiki/Moving_an_installation_from_a_regular_install_to_the_Debian_packages
> However, you will notice it has "Initially, this is a draft based on running
> through the process once, feel free to correct, elaborate and improve." I
> haven't tried these instructions.
> If you are able to do a fresh install of packages, read
> http://wiki.koha-community.org/wiki/Koha_3.8_on_Debian_Squeeze
> I have tried these instructions. If you have problems, the friendly folks on
> the IRC channel and here on the mailing list will be able to help get you
> over any bumps you may encounter.
> Lastly, Ubuntu 12.04 LTS works better than Ubuntu 10.10 for installing the
> newer supported versions of Koha. In general, a LTS version is the recommend
> OS version of preference. Also, Ubuntu 10.10 has reached its "end of life
> date" (https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Releases).
> And like I said previously, before you do anything: backup. :)
> Mark Tompsett

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