Hi Christian,

I would like to thank you for your response about upgrade.

I went through with your comments and i was able to bring my server to

Also also want to bring to your notice regarding below warning i got after
while upgrading my site.

PowmInsecureWarning: Not using mpz_powm_sec.  You should rebuild using
libgmp >= 5 to avoid timing attack vulnerability.

How to resolve this? Do i need to build it libgmp again as message shows,
will it make RB server report more issues.


On Fri, Feb 1, 2013 at 6:58 PM, chuck j <cjerry2...@gmail.com> wrote:

> Thanks Christian for the response.
> Good to hear that upgrade is possible from 1.6.1 to 1.7.4 RB version,
> apart from the database backup do we need to take care of any thing else
> which will disturb our production setup and in case of any issue we should
> be able to go back to our original state, if you point us action item it
> would be really great.
> Few queries though
> 1. How does upgrade takes place, does it replace files by files ( I mean
> python scripts etc ) apart from db.
> 2. The Release note of 1.7.2 its been mentioned about below
> >>>>> However, this requires that p4python is specially compiled with
> OpenSSL support, and that the system has development headers for OpenSSL
> 1.0.1. P4PythonInstaller doesn’t do this, so users who need this feature
> will currently have to compile p4python manually, providing the path to the
> SSL directory using --ssl
> >>>>>
> Do we have any tech note for the above steps which end user needs to
> perform.
> Cheers,
> Chuck
> On Thu, Jan 31, 2013 at 2:50 PM, Christian Hammond <chip...@chipx86.com>wrote:
> Hi Chuck,
> I always recommend backing up your database first, but you should be able
> to upgrade from 1.6.1 to 1.7.4 without any real problems.
> There is a bug that some people hit a while back in older versions that
> introduced some stale upgrade data in the database. I meant to get a final
> fix out in 1.7.4, but it slipped. If your 'rb-site upgrade' complains about
> fields that already exist or something, e-mail and I'll give you the
> solution. Otherwise, you shouldn't have any problems.
> Christian
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> On Thu, Jan 31, 2013 at 2:47 PM, chuck j <cjerry2...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Dear All,
>> There has been lots of improvement done on RB server from version 1.6.1
>> till date, hence i would like to know if the upgrade from 1.6.1 to latest
>> version is supported? If not then how should I bring my RB server 1.6.1 to
>> latest state without loosing the existing data from my existing database.
>> We need to upgrade because 1.7.2 has SSL feature implement and we have
>> planned to upgrade perforce server to 2012.2.
>> Please help.
>> Appreciated your response and help
>> Cheers,
>> Chuck.

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