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2.0-rc5 release notes


2.0-rc5 release notes

The Aegir team is is pleased to announce the fifth release candidate for the upcoming Aegir 2.0 release!

This release ships a ton of bugfixes we have found in RC4. We also finalised subdirectory support which, while it still has some issues, is now actually working correctly, even on multiple servers. The IP allocation code for SSL on multiple servers was also fixed, making this probably the most solid multi-server Aegir release ever. We also did some API cleanups that seemed necessary before the final 2.0 release.

Finally, we should also mentionned that the install process was significantly sped up thanks to the use of distributions to ship a single tarball for the hostmaster platform instead of using a makefile to build it from its parts all the times. During out tests, the platform make step went from 60 seconds to 1.5 seconds, an amazing improvement!

Installing and upgrading

The canonical source of installation documentation is on the community site at:

In a similar fashion, the upgrade documentation is:

Within those sections you'll find step-by-step instructions for performing both manual and automatic upgrade processes, with 2.x-specific instructions outlined in bold.

It is still imperative that you read the the upgrade path and version-specific information and follow all version-specific upgrade instructions before trying to run the upgrade script or manual upgrade. You should be able to upgrade to 2.x releases from any release in the 1.x series, but it's better to upgrade to the latest 1.x release first.

Known issues

Those are the critical bugs that were found in this release that you may encounter and should watch out for.

  • There was a problem in the Debian package, the original uploads were missing some critical files (subdir support and some makefiles). This was fixed in an intermediate package named 2.0~rc5.1.
  • If /var/aegir is a symlink, it will be destroyed, see issue #2118857 for a workaround.
  • hosting-queued doesn't get properly re-enabled on upgrades, see #2114675 for a workaround.
  • Some upgrades fail with mysterious redirection failures, see #2118061 for details.
  • Some upgrades may loop over one of the update_N() functions, see #2118917 for details and workaround.
  • Upgrading through Debian packages removes the aegir.conf Apache configuration file, dropping all sites, during the upgrade, see #2121263.
  • Ubuntu sausy has some changes in apache config wich breaks Aegir #2155705

Detailed list of changes




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