Upgrading Ubuntu Server from 6.10 (Edgy Eft) to 7.04 (Feisty Fawn)

Since I reinstalled my webserver to run Ubuntu Server a couple of weeks ago, I was please to see that Feisty Fawn, the latest version of Ubuntu has been released.

Upgrading my server was easy, I simply followed the instructions on the Ubuntu website for performing the recommended network upgrade for Ubuntu servers.

It also cleaned up my manual installation of my wireless network drivers ensuring that I won't have problems when upgrading the kernel in the future.

The only hiccups I found were around the area of PHP - I use Cacti to monitor my server and network and it was having problems running it's CLI scripts. I had noticed during the upgrade that PHP5 was being installed so I thought it would be best to remove all trace of PHP4 and ensure that PHP5 was installed:

sudo aptitude remove php4-mysql
sudo aptitude remove php4-cli_
sudo aptitude remove php4_
sudo aptitude install php5


Note the "_" on the end of the package name, this also removed all the configuration files associated with that package.

That cleared my cacti issue up and now my server is running happily on the new Ubuntu!

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