[pve-devel] [PATCH-SERIES manager/proxmox-ve] warn against/prevent using virtual console for major upgrade

Fabian Ebner f.ebner at proxmox.com
Mon Sep 13 14:04:42 CEST 2021

Quoting from the upgrade notes:

> Perform the actions via console or ssh; preferably via console to avoid
> interrupted ssh connections. Do not carry out the upgrade when connected
> via the virtual console offered by the GUI; as this will get interrupted
> during the upgrade.

But some users still seem to miss this, so let's be more direct.

One part is proxmox-ve patches #1 and #2, just mentioning it up front.

The other two patches (sent as RFC, as I'm not sure this is the best
approach), would make it a hard error when a console started via
API/GUI is detected upon attempting a major upgrade.

All patches are also intended for stable-6. Note that proxmox-ve does
not currently have a stable-6 branch, I used
286285a9a441ad5b1a3c1869373bfbaadbb70bb4 as a base when testing.

proxmox-ve depends on pve-manager for the new behavior to take effect,
but it's not a hard dependency.


Fabian Ebner (1):
  api: nodes: set environment variable for shells started via the API

 PVE/API2/Nodes.pm | 10 +++++-----
 1 file changed, 5 insertions(+), 5 deletions(-)


Fabian Ebner (3):
  apt hook: avoid long line and fix typo
  apt hook: mention that console/ssh should be used for major upgrade
  apt hook: disallow major upgrade via virtual console from API/UI

 debian/apthook/pve-apt-hook | 15 +++++++++++----
 1 file changed, 11 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)

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