24 October 2021 11:01
Since some time ago, the system was informing about the need of some upgrades. Today the docker_manager itself needed to be upgraded, so I did it.
Now our Discourse is able to perform a major upgrade, including several of the installed plugins.
I’ve just made a backup, and now I’ll run it.
Please report any anomalies you notice afterwards.
New feature: now you can highlight a word or phrase you might have misspelled and click’ edit’ to just fast-edit it alone, as I will do with this.
3 November 2021 07:40
@Miguel for your service!
10 November 2021 16:07
I’ve just upgraded the forum with no problems using the Dashboard.
But the droplet has already accumulated 77 upgrades (1 of them about security) so the server needs to be restarted. I wanted to warn you before doing so by the command recommended by Digital Ocean:
sudo shutdown -r now
We would communicate via Slack in case of any issue and I already have your address
Any problem with proceeding? Do you prefer to do it yourself from the console?
@Miguel go for it! let me know if any issues. and thanks for taking care of things
10 November 2021 17:03
Done, with no issues. But “sudo shutdown -r now” and “sudo reboot” weren’t enough, indicating that there was a need for a an update of all packages in the Ubuntu system, so I run
sudo apt upgrade
Now 0 updates are pending
(I document all this so it makes it easier for others to do these tasks in the future)
11 September 2022 15:16
Just in case something strange is noted, I’ve just deployed a Discourse critical update (docker related).
More info (for
@staff members only) about a pending update in https://discuss.actualism.online/t/latest-upgrade-requires-pulling-a-new-image/402/3
18 September 2022 21:56
I’ve finally succeeded in applying the pending Discourse upgrade. Please report any problems.
@claudiu, a new LTS release and 71 updates can be applied (droplet/Ubuntu related).
Should I proceed?
I don’t have a strong opinion. I tend to go for the “if it ain’t broken don’t fix it” with upgrades
. But if you do want to do it I’d recommend making a droplet backup first, in case something goes wrong. In general it should be safe though.
19 September 2022 18:30
Well… It’s not a bad policy considering the problems that the upgrades themselves sometimes cause (although especially in Windows).
We can wait until a security upgrade appears (like last time -Nov '21-)