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Upgrade from 2.8.32 to 3.2.0 (General)

posted by localguru(R) E-mail, Germany, 18.03.2016, 12:01

Hi Dieter,

There is an UPGRADE file in the doc directory. download the source code and
extract the file before you install over top.

I setup a fresh Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and migrated my old 2.8.32 successfully to this machine. So far so good.

The plan is to upgrade to 3.2.0 now:

The steps are downloading the source, unpack it over /usr/local/sql-leger and do the steps in the UPGRADE file, right?

In the upgrade file section "Version 2.8.30 to 3.0" is relevant for me, right? Some questions to the upgrade file:

1. edit the members file and add the name of the dataset
to every login so the logins are 'login@dataset'

is it the username in [] in the file ../sql-ledger/users/members, like [marcus] to [marcus@sql-ledger]? My database is called sql-ledger.

2. copy one of the users and change the login to 'admin@dataset'
and remove the password

okay, it's just copy and paste in the ../sql-ledger/users/members file, right?

3. create a directory with the same name as the dataset
in the spool and templates directory

okay, after that we have:


4. move the private templates to the dataset directory

Don't understand. In 2.8.32 my templates are located in


Should I move all files from /usr/local/sql-ledger/templates/marcus to /usr/local/sql-ledger/templates/sql-ledger ?

5. move the spoolfiles to the dataset directory

Okay, my /usr/local/sql-ledger/spool/ directory is empty ?

6. if there are customizations create a 'custom' directory
in bin/mozilla and move all the custom_ files without the
custom_ prefix to the directory.

Inside /usr/local/sql-ledger/bin/mozilla I modified

am.pl and rp.pl

no custum_xxx.pl files there? What to do here?

7. if there are any user specific customizations create a
directory for each user in the 'custom' directory and move
all the files without the login_ prefix to the directory.

No login_xxx files in my installation

8. copy the following template to your dataset directory

$ cd sql-ledger/templates

$ cp Default-payslip.tex dataset/payslip.tex
$ cp Default-barcode.tex dataset/barcode.tex

Okay understand that.

9. set up printers in System -> Workstations


Note: replace 'dataset' with the name of your dataset.


There is no need to do a sql-dump, datasets are upgraded when you log in.
However you must first edit the members file before you can log in.

Can I go directly to from 2.8.32 to 3.2.0 or do I first need to upgrade to 3.0.8 and from there to 3.2.0?

And do I first have to login to admin.pl or with my normal "marcus" user to login.pl? Or as admin with blank password to login.pl?

After the upgrade to 3.2 populate the mimetype table (upgrade 3.0.8 -> 3.2)

Don't understand that? Where to populate the mimetype table and what is it?

Thanks for your time,


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