Useful Update Commands

Important Updates commands

Shown below is an essential set of update commands that a user require to receive updates seamlessly.
To use below update commands replace the tag <os> with correct name depending on the operating system.

  • For mac - darwin
  • For linux - linux
  • For windows - windows

Before you begin

The following commands should be performed in command prompt under the folder path of <product-home>/bin

wso2update_<os>

Synopsis

   ./wso2update_linux [--help | help]
                      [<options>]
                      <command> [<args>]

Description

./wso2update_linux tool is a simple command-line tool that connects to the WSO2 Update service, determines which updates are new and relevant, thereafter downloads and updates the product.

You will be prompted to enter WSO2 credentials to initializing the tool. Therefore, you require a WSO2 account to start using the update tool.

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To find out the latest on WSO2 Update, visit WSO2 Updates Page

Options

-l, --level <level>      Update the product upto the given level. 
                         The provided level may or may not contain the product version.

-b, --backup             Specify updates backup directory.
-d, --dry-run            Simulate the update in a temporary location.
-c, --continue           Continue the update with merging resolved conflicts.
-u, --username           Specify your email.
-p, --password           Specify your password.
-r, --revert             Revert to the previous update level.
-template string         Specify the template output.
-v, --verbose            Enable verbose mode.
-h, --help               Prints usage details of a command.

Sub Commands

Here is a list of available subcommands:

Sub commands Detail
apply-hotfix Apply an available hotfix
apply-update Apply updates to an isolated environment
check Check available new levels for the product
current-state Show current details of the product
create-update Creates a zip file with updates corresponding to an update level range
revert-hotfix Revert the most recently applied hotfix
version Print Update tool version
help Prints usage details of a command

Exit Codes

Here is a list of exit codes:

Exit Code Detail
0 Operation Successful
1 Default error
2 Self Update
3 Conflict(s) encountered
4 Reverted

Examples

  • Check the current version of Update tool in use on your system

    ./wso2update_linux --version

  • Get help on how to use the update command

    ./wso2update_linux help check

  • Update the product to the latest level. You will be prompted to enter WSO2 credentials.

    wso2update_linux
    Username: [email protected]
    Password for ‘[email protected]’: my_password

  • Update the product to the latest level by entering WSO2 credentials as arguments.

    ./wso2update_linux --username [email protected] --password my_password

  • Use templating to obtain output specific to the type of information that is required.

    ./wso2update_linux --template "Added: {{.Added}}, Modified: {{.Modified}}, Removed: {{.Removed}}"

  • Update the product up to a given level

    ./wso2update_linux --level 3.0.0.10

  • Simulate the update

    ./wso2update_linux --dry-run

wso2update_<os> help

Synopsis

./wso2update_linux help [command] [options]

Description

Help provides help for any command in the tool. If Help command is applied with no options and no command, the synopsis of the update command, and a list of updates are printed. If a command is given, full details for that command is brought up.

Note

./wso2update_linux -h and ./wso2update_linux –-help commands are identical to ./wso2update_linux help.

Options

-v, --verbose
        Enable verbose mode.

Examples

  • Get help on how to use the check command

./wso2update_linux help check

wso2update_<os> version

Synopsis

./wso2update_linux version [options]

Description

Version command prints the Update tool distribution version information such as Update tool version, release date, operating system, architecture and Go version.

Options

    -v, --verbose
        Enable verbose mode.

Examples

  • Get update tool version information.

./wso2update_linux version

wso2update_<os> check

Synopsis

./wso2update_linux check [options]

Description

Checks the availability of new levels for the product.

Check command detects available new levels for the product and prints the findings.

Options

-v, --verbose
    Enable verbose mode.

Examples

Check new levels

./wso2update_linux check

wso2update_<os> current-state

Synopsis

./wso2update_linux current-state [options]

Description

Show current state details of the product.

Current-state command prints the current details of the product. This command retrieves and shows the current level and add hotfixes to the product.

Options

-v, --verbose
    Enable verbose mode.

Examples

Get the current status of the product

./wso2update_linux current-state

wso2update_<os> create-update

Synopsis

./wso2update_linux create-update [options]

Description
create-update command produces a zip file containing updates corresponding to an update level range that is applied to a product in an environment without Internet access.

Options

-e, --end-level string      Ending update level 
-h, --help                  Help for create-update 
-s, --start-level string    Starting update level
-p, --password string       Specify your WSO2 account password 
-u, --username string       Specify your WSO2 account email
-v, --verbose               Enable verbose mode

Examples

Creates a zip file that comprises update level range that is applied to a product.

./wso2update_linux create-update

Creates a zip file with defined update level range that is applied to a product.

./wso2update_linux create-update -s <start_level> -e <end_level>

wso2update_<os> apply-update

Synopsis

./wso2update_linux apply-update [options]

Description
apply-update command pointing to the update zip file would facilitate the propagation of updates to a WSO2 product in a lockdown environment. First apply-update command would ascertain whether the latest version of the update client is being used, if the latest version of the tool is absent the client updates itself. Thereafter, it would prompt the user for a re-run of apply-update command.

Options

-b, --backup string   Specify updates backup directory
    --continue        Merge resolved conflicts
    --dry-run         Simulate the update
-h, --help            Help for apply-update
    --revert          Revert to the previous update level
-v, --verbose         Enable verbose mode

Examples

Executing the apply-update command pointing the update zip file location would facilitate receiving updates to the lockdown environment.

./wso2update_linux apply-update <path-to-update-zip-file>

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wso2update_<os> apply-hotfix

Synopsis

./wso2update_linux apply-hotfix [options] <path-to-hotfix>

Description

Apply an available hotfix.

Apply-hotfix command applies an available hotfix to the product distribution. This path should be pointed to a .zip file that contains a WSO2 provided hotfix.

Note

That a Hotfix cannot be applied when an update is taken immediately before taking a Hotfix.

Options

-v, --verbose
    Enable verbose mode.

Examples

Apply a hotfix to the product

./wso2update_linux apply-hotfix wso2am-3.0.0-abc-hf1.zip

wso2update_<os> revert-hotfix

Name

wso2update_linux revert-hotfix - Revert most recently applied hotfix.

Synopsis

./wso2update_linux revert-hotfix [options]

Description

Revert-hotfix command reverts most recently applied hotfix to the product distribution.

Options

-v, --verbose
    Enable verbose mode.

Examples

Revert the previously applied hotfix

   ./wso2update_linux revert-hotfix

wso2update_<os> create-docker

create-docker is used to build a docker image of the product, which will be created along with the applied updates and hotfixes, that will be run in a test environment prior to applying the same to a production environment.

Synopsis

./wso2update_linux create-docker [Options]

Examples

./wso2update_linux create-docker [Options]

Note

Open a terminal and run the following command(s) as the root user.

Options

-h, --help                   help for create-docker
    --os string              Base OS of the Docker image (default "alpine")
-p, --password string        Specify your WSO2 account password
-t, --tag string             Value the created image should be tagged with(default "alpine")

    --trial-subscription     Continue with a trial subscription
-u, --username string        Specify your WSO2 account email
-v, --verbose                Enable verbose mode

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