How-to update SADMIN

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Posted 2021-03-14 - Updated 2021-05-04
Run on Linux, Aix, MacOS

What directories and files will be updated (both method) ?
SADMIN database and change you made to your configuration files in “$SADMIN/cfg” won’t be modified at all.

Directory Directory content Directory updated
sadmin/usr Your scripts & data No (only usr/mon dir.)
sadmin/dat System data files No
sadmin/log Log files No
sadmin/tmp Temp files & PID files No
sadmin/cfg SADMIN Config files No (only dot prefix files)
sadmin/sys Start/Shutdown Scripts No (only dot prefix files)
sadmin/bin SADMIN Tools Scripts Yes
sadmin/lib SADMIN Libraries Yes
sadmin/doc SADMIN Documentation Yes
sadmin/pkg Packages we may need Yes
sadmin/setup Installation scripts Yes
sadmin/www Web Interface Directories Yes

To use this update method, you MUST have used the “git clone” method (method 1) at installation time. To always get the latest version of SADMIN, use the ‘git pull’ command. This method will allow you to get the latest version of the SADMIN tools.

1- First we need to check the status of the git repository. Change directory to $SADMIN and enter the command “git status” like below.

# cd $SADMIN
/opt/sadmin# git status
Refresh index: 100% (413/413), done.
On branch master
Your branch is up to date with 'origin/master'.

Changes not staged for commit:
  (use "git add <file>..." to update what will be committed)
  (use "git restore <file>..." to discard changes in working directory)
	modified:   lib/

no changes added to commit (use "git add" and/or "git commit -a")

2- In the example above, we see from the “git status” result, that the file “lib/” have been modified. But if the the last line of your output is “nothing to commit, working tree clean” proceed with the next step.

  • The file “lib/” is part if the SADMIN package and will possibly be updated. As a reminder, your shouldn’t modify any files that are part of the package, because you might miss corrections or enhancements made to SADMIN, but mainly because the change might get replace by a future update. But if you need to, move the file in one of the “$SADMIN/usr” directories and rename it. Everything in “$SADMIN/usr” (except $SADMIN/usr/mon) will never be updated and it is to be used by you.
  • Ok back, to the “git status” result we had. We need to have a clean “git status” before doing our ‘pull’ command. To do that, we need to remove the changes you made to the file. To do this we just have to do the command below.
/opt/sadmin# git restore lib/
/opt/sadmin# git status
On branch master
Your branch is up to date with 'origin/master'.

nothing to commit, working tree clean

3- Now that our “git status” is clean, we can now issue our “git pull” command to apply the latest SADMIN update.

/opt/sadmin# git pull --ff-only origin master

remote: Enumerating objects: 45, done.
remote: Counting objects: 100% (45/45), done.
remote: Compressing objects: 100% (9/9), done.
remote: Total 32 (delta 23), reused 32 (delta 23), pack-reused 0
Unpacking objects: 100% (32/32), 5.84 KiB | 106.00 KiB/s, done.
 * branch              master     -> FETCH_HEAD
   90b434ca..49b2ecfa  master     -> origin/master
Updating 90b434ca..49b2ecfa
 bin/ |  96 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++----
 bin/     |  19 ++++++++--------
 bin/   |  36 +++++++++++++++++------------
 bin/        |  23 ++++++++++---------
 cfg/.sadmin.cfg             |  42 ++++++++++++++++++----------------
 lib/       |   6 ++---
 lib/          |  20 ++++++++++++-----
 sys/        | 113 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++----
 8 files changed, 202 insertions(+), 153 deletions(-)

The command allow you to see what files have been changed since your last update. We can run this update process has often as you like, to get the latest fixes and enhancements. You SADMIN Tools is now up to date.

Method 2 - Extract from a “tar” file

This is the easiest way to update the SADMIN tools to the a specific version. It can also be used to restore SADMIN tools to a previous version, if ever ran into a problem. To update is just three simple steps:

1- Download our latest package from the download page and copy it to $SADMIN directory.
2- Change directory to $SADMIN (Where you installed it).
3- Issue the “tar” command below to extract the SADMIN version to your system.

None of your configuration files or scripts in $SADMIN/usr and not even the database will be modified, unless explicitly documented on the download page.

/home/jacques/Downloads# mv sadmin_1.3.2.tgz $SADMIN
/home/jacques/Downloads# cd $SADMIN 
/opt/sadmin# tar -xvzf sadmin_1.3.2.tgz 

There you go, simple enough ? Enjoy !


Jacques Duplessis
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SEE ALSO - Push SADMIN version to one or all actives clients. SADMIN installation - SADMIN installation page.