mscott typed (on Fri, Aug 22, 2003 at 10:29:21AM -0400):
| I need to apply my permanent 5.0.7 license to my OpenServer Enterprise
| system (without reinstalling!!!!!). Currently, it is running the 5.0.7
| 60-DAY EVAL license (with 15-days left). I just received my permanent
| 5.0.7 license from the reseller. The problem is that my new license is
| a Trade-In from my old 5.0.5 license (I bought the 60-Day EVAL 5.0.7 to
| ensure our application was compatible, before committing to the full
| price of the Trade-In license).
| I believe the sequence of steps is:
| 1) Boot to single-user
| 2a) Remove the 5.0.7 EVAL license
| 2b) Add the 5.0.5 Full license
| 2c) Add the 5.0.7 Trade-In license
| 3) run: /etc/sco_pmd
| 4) Reboot (back to multi-user)
| The problem is that SCO WILL NOT confirm/deny this procedure without a
| support contract!!!!! Unbelieveable! They want me to pay for the
| instructions to apply the license I just bought from them (not cheap,
| by the way).
| My risk is that this is a production server, and if I *break* the
| license while attemping this, it will be a sad day indeed!
Why did it become a production server before being permanently
That kind of procedure always worked for me with releases up to 5.0.6.
It may or may not work on 5.0.7 -- I've not tried it.
I'd go this route: run my savefiles script (at ftp.jpr.com), run a
BackupEDGE or Lone-Tar Master Backup, re-install the OS. (I hope you do
have more than the stand and root filesystems.)