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eDir 8.8 SP8 NO 32-BIT ?

What is up with no 32 bit support for eDirectory?

-jim
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Re: eDir 8.8 SP8 NO 32-BIT ?

Jim Willeke wrote:

> What is up with no 32 bit support for eDirectory?


Also, Solaris and AIX support have been dropped, it seems. Not that I ever
needed it, but multi-platform support just turned dual-platform...
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Re: eDir 8.8 SP8 NO 32-BIT ?

On 2013-09-26 10:24, Jim Willeke wrote:
> What is up with no 32 bit support for eDirectory?
>
> -jim

Yeah, I also noticed that since the development environment I'm using is
running 32-bit SLES for historic reasons.
Don't think any on my customers will notice though since all the servers
you could buy for the last few years are 64-bit.
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Re: eDir 8.8 SP8 NO 32-BIT ?

On 09/26/2013 12:11 PM, alekz wrote:
> On 2013-09-26 10:24, Jim Willeke wrote:
>> What is up with no 32 bit support for eDirectory?
>>
>> -jim

> Yeah, I also noticed that since the development environment I'm using is
> running 32-bit SLES for historic reasons.
> Don't think any on my customers will notice though since all the servers
> you could buy for the last few years are 64-bit.
>


As long as you do not need to use sdidiag. Is this now available as 64
bit version as well?
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Re: eDir 8.8 SP8 NO 32-BIT ?

If you want to run sdidiag you need to install the x86_32 libraries
somewhere in order to run them. There is an existing bug (776092) to get
an x86_64 build of sdidiag which has had some more-recent discussion and
should be (I think) resolved sooner than later now that the x86_32 options
are going away. There is also a newer bug (828211) for it to handle IPv6
addresses, since that's now supported.

Good luck.
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Re: eDir 8.8 SP8 NO 32-BIT ?

Yes, x86_64 is here finally. Hooray!

For those interested, here are some upgrade path notes. First, if you
have eDir 8.8 SP2 or later and it is only x86_32, use the 8.8 SP8
installer to "upgrade" to x86_64. It handles that conversion quite
nicely. Do not do crazy things (like I did) and remove x86_32, install
x86_64, and then restore the DIB. It can be done, but there are a few
gotchas, particularly when using my ndsrc.pl (or equivalent tar commands)
script. I imagine the installers have handled this for quite a while.

If you're on eDir < 8.8 SP2, first patch to 8.8 SP2 (which only came in
x86_32, as you may recall), then patch to 8.8 SP8.

If you have IDM in the mix you'll need to reinstall when changing
architectures just like you had to when changing from eDir 8.7 to 8.8
(though in that case it was because of path changes only, and this time
it's because of binary compatibility changes).

IDM 4.x still ships an x86_32 Remote Loader (RL) which can be installed on
the same machine as the x86_64 engine and/or RL.

Good luck.
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Re: eDir 8.8 SP8 NO 32-BIT ?

On 2013-09-26 12:49, ab wrote:
> Yes, x86_64 is here finally. Hooray!
>
> For those interested, here are some upgrade path notes. First, if you
> have eDir 8.8 SP2 or later and it is only x86_32, use the 8.8 SP8
> installer to "upgrade" to x86_64. It handles that conversion quite
> nicely. Do not do crazy things (like I did) and remove x86_32, install
> x86_64, and then restore the DIB. It can be done, but there are a few
> gotchas, particularly when using my ndsrc.pl (or equivalent tar commands)
> script. I imagine the installers have handled this for quite a while.
>
> If you're on eDir < 8.8 SP2, first patch to 8.8 SP2 (which only came in
> x86_32, as you may recall), then patch to 8.8 SP8.
>
> If you have IDM in the mix you'll need to reinstall when changing
> architectures just like you had to when changing from eDir 8.7 to 8.8
> (though in that case it was because of path changes only, and this time
> it's because of binary compatibility changes).
>
> IDM 4.x still ships an x86_32 Remote Loader (RL) which can be installed on
> the same machine as the x86_64 engine and/or RL.
>
> Good luck.
>

Hi ab,
Do you know of a supported way to "upgrade" SLES11 32-bit to 64-bit on
the same machine (the hardware is 64-bit).
Thanks
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Re: eDir 8.8 SP8 NO 32-BIT ?

I think the way is to boot using x86_64 DVD and go from there, but while I
know this has come up before I do not remember an exact answer. My
understanding is it is basically considered an in-place, down-server
upgrade, just like going from SLES 10 to SLES 11 would be. The
filesystems need not be wiped, but it'd be a good idea to backup first
just in case, and my personal preference would be to build a new box and
migrate things over, just to start clean. If I can find a thread on that
I'll post it here.

Good luck.
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Re: eDir 8.8 SP8 NO 32-BIT ?

On 26/09/2013 13:49, alekz wrote:

> Do you know of a supported way to "upgrade" SLES11 32-bit to 64-bit on
> the same machine (the hardware is 64-bit).


I don't believe an in-place "upgrade" from 32- to 64-bit is supported
and instead you should migrate from the 32-bit server to a freshly
installed 64-bit server.

HTH.
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Re: eDir 8.8 SP8 NO 32-BIT ?

On Thu, 26 Sep 2013 13:51:39 +0000, Simon Flood wrote:

> On 26/09/2013 13:49, alekz wrote:
>
>> Do you know of a supported way to "upgrade" SLES11 32-bit to 64-bit on
>> the same machine (the hardware is 64-bit).

>
> I don't believe an in-place "upgrade" from 32- to 64-bit is supported
> and instead you should migrate from the 32-bit server to a freshly
> installed 64-bit server.


That's my recollection as well - an "in place" upgrade would just be a
fresh install. Too many dependencies to get messed up (esp. with
packages that are only 32-bit and have "-32bit" package dependencies).

Jim



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Re: eDir 8.8 SP8 NO 32-BIT ?

Simon Flood wrote:

> On 26/09/2013 13:49, alekz wrote:
>
> > Do you know of a supported way to "upgrade" SLES11 32-bit to 64-bit
> > on the same machine (the hardware is 64-bit).

>
> I don't believe an in-place "upgrade" from 32- to 64-bit is supported
> and instead you should migrate from the 32-bit server to a freshly
> installed 64-bit server.


Same, many vendors don't support 'upgrades' from 32 bit to 64 bit
platforms for various reasons.

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Re: eDir 8.8 SP8 NO 32-BIT ?

Just as one tiny note, since we're in the eDirectory forum, the "upgrade"
from 8.8 SP2 through 8.8 SP7 x86_32 to eDir 8.8 SP8 (x86_64) is supported
and I've done it on SLES... works well. That doesn't mean that SLES
itself supports this, but at least eDir does should you want to do that
upgrade and you are already on x86_64 for the OS.

Good luck.
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On Tue, 01 Oct 2013 02:43:17 +0000, ab wrote:

> Just as one tiny note, since we're in the eDirectory forum, the
> "upgrade" from 8.8 SP2 through 8.8 SP7 x86_32 to eDir 8.8 SP8 (x86_64)
> is supported and I've done it on SLES... works well.


Agreed. I've done it here, too, and had no 32-bit / 64-bit problems. I
don't even recall there being a DIB upgrade to go through when I did it.


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Re: eDir 8.8 SP8 NO 32-BIT ?

On 10/01/2013 07:30 AM, David Gersic wrote:
> On Tue, 01 Oct 2013 02:43:17 +0000, ab wrote:
>
>> Just as one tiny note, since we're in the eDirectory forum, the
>> "upgrade" from 8.8 SP2 through 8.8 SP7 x86_32 to eDir 8.8 SP8 (x86_64)
>> is supported and I've done it on SLES... works well.

>
> Agreed. I've done it here, too, and had no 32-bit / 64-bit problems. I
> don't even recall there being a DIB upgrade to go through when I did it.


Right... the DIB version isn't tied to architectures, just versions.

Good luck.
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Re: eDir 8.8 SP8 NO 32-BIT ?

On 2013-09-26 14:49, alekz wrote:

> Hi ab,
> Do you know of a supported way to "upgrade" SLES11 32-bit to 64-bit on
> the same machine (the hardware is 64-bit).
> Thanks
>


I'm quite sure I've done this by booting from a 64-bit DVD and just run through the installation. No problems what I can recall.
Of course you have to re-install eDir, IDM etc. But the installation will keep all settings (like network, system cfg, DNS etc).

Best regards,
Tobias

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