Cherokee Web Server – Part 4 – How To Update in Ubuntu 11.04

Now we have our repositories updated and upgraded, we can use a friendly GUI like Synaptic package manager. Find it here under System > Administration > Synaptic Package Manager then click that.

Synaptic Package Manager
Synaptic Package Manager
Cherokee Modules Available in Synaptic Package Manager
Cherokee Modules Available in Synaptic Package Manager

The screenshot below is how mine looked after the upgrade. Cherokee was used in the search box to choose only those components used by Cherokee.

This screenshot (click to grow) was taken after the upgrade so it shows the installed version of Cherokee modules as 1.2.98 though before the upgrade, it showed version 1.2.2. I could then right click on each module to pull up the ‘Mark’ menu.

At that point ‘Mark for Upgrade’ was an active choice shown in white text. Just clicked it to mark for upgrade on each cherokee module with a green box. Clicked the ‘Apply’ checkmark at the top of the screen and since this system had an active internet connection, synaptic found the correct cherokee PPA repository and downloaded the marked modules.




Then to check the status of Cherokee :

/etc/init.d/cherokee status

to review the server status, and since mine was not running, i had to key:

/etc/init.d/cherokee start

then from a browser address bar to confirm Cherokee was happy, I typed:


to see something like this Cherokee web server 1.2.98 display which gives us a confirmation that cherokee has been successfully upgraded to this later version :

Cherokee /About Confirmation Page
Cherokee /About Confirmation Page

Now one last piece of this puzzle will be revealed in part five of this series.

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