Bug 1920 - Test installation and upgrade on Solaris 10
Summary: Test installation and upgrade on Solaris 10
Alias: None
Product: ThinLinc
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Other (show other bugs)
Version: 1.4.1
Hardware: PC Linux
: P2 Normal
Target Milestone: 4.4.0
Assignee: Peter Åstrand
Keywords: derfian_tester, formertestbug
Depends on:
Reported: 2006-04-19 08:51 CEST by Peter Åstrand
Modified: 2015-10-15 10:21 CEST (History)
1 user (show)

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Description Peter Åstrand cendio 2006-04-19 08:51:19 CEST
Comment 1 Pierre Ossman cendio 2006-05-17 16:27:07 CEST
Works (not text though, but that has its own bug).
Comment 2 Peter Åstrand cendio 2007-03-01 11:11:07 CET
Basic functionality works. 
Comment 3 Erik Forsberg cendio 2008-01-31 11:17:53 CET
Whatever you do when you test this bug, DO NOT FORGET TO ENABLE SSH TCP PORT FORWARDING!

Starting a session seems to work. I'm too lazy to test printers as CUPS is not installed. 

Trouble starting the installer when locale is set to something else than C, but that has its own bug.
Comment 4 Peter Åstrand cendio 2008-07-08 12:48:46 CEST
A few notes, to reduce future pain:

* Make sure you remove ALL references of nis in /etc/nsswitch.conf. 

* Had to install lsof from sunfreeware.com. 

* Sane PATH:
export PATH=/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/opt/sfw/bin:/usr/sfw/bin:/usr/local/bin

* Start the installation with:
DISPLAY="" PYTHON=/usr/sfw/bin/python ./install-server

* To create a test user:
useradd user1
passwd user1
mv /home /oldhome
mkdir /home
mkdir /home/user1
chown user1 /home/user1

* sshd_config contains stupid:
AllowUsers root
AllowTcpForwarding no

Works though. 
Comment 5 Karl Mikaelsson cendio 2009-05-08 10:19:29 CEST
Works on Sunray.
Comment 6 Aaron Sowry cendio 2010-04-28 13:00:14 CEST
Reproducible UI fail when upgrading on Solaris - the dialogue box with the pkgrm messages is not cleared before the install progress bar is shown.
Comment 7 Aaron Sowry cendio 2010-04-28 13:17:52 CEST
Also, vsmserver started from tl-setup.py refuses to connect to an existing agent. Restarting vsmserver manually fixes this problem.
Comment 8 Karl Mikaelsson cendio 2011-08-10 13:02:42 CEST
Upgrading from 3.1.2 to 3.2.0 (3128) fails because uninstall scripts in 3.1.2 doesn't work. Running install-server a couple of times will let it continue on further, but it'll eventually stop on removing CENDthinlinctladm.

You'll have to edit /var/sadm/pkg/CENDthinlinctladm/install/preremove by hand to remove the bad if statement to make the problem go away. Unless we decide to patch the preremove script from install-server, I don't see how we can solve this by code. We can make sure that it won't happen again by always testing that our packages uninstall cleanly on Solaris as it is a vital part of the upgrade routine.

Installing from scratch works like a charm, with DISPLAY=''.

The problem mentioned in comment 7 is still there.
Comment 9 Pierre Ossman cendio 2011-12-27 16:42:38 CET
Clean installation worked fine, with the exception of the known issues:

 - You have to restart vsmserver because of a race
 - You have to manually kill tlstunnel and start tlwebadm because of another race
Comment 10 Pierre Ossman cendio 2011-12-29 10:38:50 CET
Upgrade from 3.2.0 seems to work fine as well. Running sessions are kept functional.
Comment 11 Pierre Ossman cendio 2012-05-31 16:02:37 CEST
Situation remains as in previous tests.
Comment 12 Karl Mikaelsson cendio 2012-11-02 15:14:51 CET
Testing performed on sunray.lkpg.cendio.se with a fresh install of Solaris 10 u10, the latest Solaris 10 version at the time of the tests.

* Configured SSH to allow port forwarding, as per Platform Specific Notes.
* Installed ThinLinc 4.0.0 in text mode, works great.
* Rolled back to pre-ThinLinc snapshot, installed 3.4.0, upgraded to 4.0.0. Works great.

Most comments in comment #4 are no longer valid, no need to set set PATH, DISPLAY or PYTHON.

Regarding users and home directories:
 /home is a mount point for automount, so don't move it around.

 First time, run this:
 echo "* sunray:/export/home/&" >> /etc/auto_home
 svcadm restart autofs

 Then for each user:
 useradd <user>
 passwd <user>
 mkdir /export/home/<user>
 chown <user> /export/home/<user>
Comment 13 Peter Åstrand cendio 2013-06-27 11:25:23 CEST
Tested upgrade on "sunray". Checked:

* tlwebadm
* Logging in, starting Java desktop
* Resizing the session
* Mahjongg
* Firefox
* /usr/openwin/demo/worm

Solaris is as fun as always...
Comment 14 Pierre Ossman cendio 2013-11-08 13:56:44 CET
Clean installation and upgrade from 4.1.0 both work fine.
Comment 15 Karl Mikaelsson cendio 2014-05-19 14:40:14 CEST
Clean install and upgrade from 4.1.1 works fine with 4.2.0rc3.

This issue still affects us though:
 - You have to restart vsmserver because of a race
Comment 16 Pierre Ossman cendio 2014-10-23 13:54:48 CEST
Works well.
Comment 17 Karl Mikaelsson cendio 2015-06-04 18:50:27 CEST
Both install and upgrade from 4.3.0 works fine with 4.4.0rc5.

Played around with tlwebadm and a ThinLinc session. A brief test, but no problems found so far.

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