Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Pain upgrading to Oracle iPlanet Web Server 7.0.10

As part of the security/hardening measures of my current project, we are required to update every software component to the latest with patches. 

It's time to say bye-bye to Sun Java System Web Server branding. 

However, the upgrade experience wasn't pleasant... *Sigh*

Very strange - "Cannot upgrade the product from version 7.0U8 to 7.0.10" 

How can it be? This is not how Sun product works ... Every release should have a proper upgrade path. It has always been so.

What's the hack then?

Step 1: Go to /appl/opt/webserver7/setup
Step 2: Edit WebServer.inf

Step 3: Remove 8 from PRODUCT_SP_VERSION
Step 4: Remove U8 from PRODUCT_FULL_VERSION
Step 5: Done

Welcome to Oracle iPlanet Web Server 7.0.10!


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