[Pdns-users] Upgrade from 3.3 to 4.x?

Thiago Farina tfransosi at gmail.com
Wed Aug 31 10:24:06 UTC 2016

On Wed, 17 Aug 2016 19:45:06 +0000
Volker Janzen <volker at janzen.onl> wrote:

> Hi,
> if you keep the deb for your currently installed version, it is possible to revert the upgrade in case of any problem. As far as I remember there are only additional fields added to the DB. I had no problems with the 3.x upgrades.
I don't have the deb for the version installed around. I guess I could grab it from
repo.powerdns.com if somethign goes wrong, right?

I went to the database schema upgrade and I made sure it is up-to-date.

Then I went to try to install the 3.4 version with:

$ sudo dpkg -i pdns-static_3.4.0-1_amd64.deb

And it replied with:
dpkg: regarding pdns-static_3.4.0-1_amd64.deb containing pdns-static:
 pdns-static conflicts with pdns-server
  pdns-server (version 3.3-2ubuntu0.1) is present and installed.

dpkg: error processing archive pdns-static_3.4.0-1_amd64.deb (--install):
 conflicting packages - not installing pdns-static
Errors were encountered while processing:

Just asking the obvious (to confirm), from what it seems to be telling me.

Do I have to uninstall 3.3 first before proceeding with the upgrade?

> Of course you should make a backup of your configuration files before the update and also backup your database.
Sure, I made a backup of those.

Thiago Farina <tfransosi at gmail.com>

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