redeploying the editor

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  1. Stuart
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    Posted 05 Mar 2008 Link to this post

    As part of our maintenance procedures we run patch builds on our sharepoint servers. These patches are re-running RadEditorMOSS.wsp, in case it's been upgraded to a new version. Unfortunately this fails because the solution exists.  Is there a way of doing this without retracting/redeploying?
  2. George
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    Posted 06 Mar 2008 Link to this post

    Hi Stuart,

    Could you, please, give us more information about what exactly do you want to achieve? By design, when you upgrade to a new version you have to first retract and then redeploy the application.


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    George
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  3. Stuart
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    Posted 07 Mar 2008 Link to this post

    Hi George,

    We have a product which is a highly customised version of Sharepoint. We update the live servers by running a custom installer which patches them to the latest version. When this installer updates features, it does a force install, and service is uninterrupted. However, if we need to revoke/redeploy the radEditor wsp, presumably pages that use the editor will be broken during the process?  If so, is there a way around this?
  4. George
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    Posted 11 Mar 2008 Link to this post

    Hi  Stuart,

    Retracting and deploying the editor solution will not affect the content of your sites. Note that, after you re-deploy the editor solution you will need to re-activate the RadEditor features on at least one site.

    I hope this helps. 

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    George
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  5. Stuart
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    Posted 11 Mar 2008 Link to this post

    Hi George,

    As far as I understand it, using the revoke/reinstall method, the content will be preserved, but the editing pages will be unavailable for a period of time. The system this is being used on will have thousands of users, and no scheduled downtime. We have to be able to upgrade/patch, it with no interruption to service, in an automated way. This is possible with features etc, but not WSPs it would seem.

    Could you provide an alternative install method, even if it requires more than 1 step?

    Cheers,

    Stuart.
  6. George
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    Posted 12 Mar 2008 Link to this post

    Hi Stuart,

    An alternative install method is to made the installation manual (without using the *.wsp solution) - you will have to copy all the new files to the exact locations.

    If you prefer this approach, please let us know - we will provide you with a step-by-step guide.


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  7. Stuart
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    Posted 12 Mar 2008 Link to this post

    Hi Gerorge,

    I think a step by step guide would be very useful.

    Cheers,

    Stuart
  8. Answer
    Lini
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    Posted 13 Mar 2008 Link to this post

    Hello Stuart,

    Here is what you need to do in order to manually deploy a RadEditor for MOSS solution to your server:

    1. rename the .wsp file to .cab. Open the .cab file with any archiving software (e.g. WinRAR) and extract it to a convenient location.

    2. install all the DLL files (RadEditor.Net2, RadSpell.Net2, RadEditorSharePoint) in the server's GAC.

    3. open the Web.config file and add the appropriate SafeControl entries for the three assemblies you put in the GAC (make sure the versions match):

    <SafeControl Assembly="RadEditor.Net2, Version=7.3.2.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=852c9eb6525c1b53" Namespace="Telerik.WebControls" TypeName="*" Safe="True" /> 
    <SafeControl Assembly="RadEditor.Net2, Version=7.3.2.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=852c9eb6525c1b53" Namespace="Telerik.RadEditorUtils" TypeName="*" Safe="True" /> 
    <SafeControl Assembly="RadEditor.Net2, Version=7.3.2.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=852c9eb6525c1b53" Namespace="Telerik.RadEditorConverters" TypeName="*" Safe="True" /> 
    <SafeControl Assembly="RadEditor.Net2, Version=7.3.2.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=852c9eb6525c1b53" Namespace="Telerik.RadEditorDesigners" TypeName="*" Safe="True" /> 
    <SafeControl Assembly="RadSpell.Net2, Version=3.2.4.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b5dad7bf2bf594c2" Namespace="Telerik.WebControls" TypeName="*" Safe="True" /> 
    <SafeControl Assembly="RadEditorSharePoint, Version=4.5.1.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=1f131a624888eeed" Namespace="Telerik.SharePoint" TypeName="*" Safe="True" /> 
    <SafeControl Assembly="RadEditorSharePoint, Version=4.5.1.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=1f131a624888eeed" Namespace="Telerik.SharePoint.FieldEditor" TypeName="*" Safe="True" /> 
    <SafeControl Assembly="RadEditorSharePoint, Version=4.5.1.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=1f131a624888eeed" Namespace="Telerik.SharePoint.ListFieldEditor" TypeName="*" Safe="True" /> 
     

    4. copy the RadControls folder to \Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\web server extensions\wpresources\RadEditorSharePoint\4.5.1.0__1f131a624888eeed\. (change 4.5.1 with the version you have).

    5. copy the RadEditor.gif file from the Images folder to \Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\web server extensions\12\TEMPLATE\IMAGES\

    6. copy the RadEditorFeature and RadEditorFeatureIE to the \Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\web server extensions\12\TEMPLATE\FEATURES\ folder.

    7. Install the two features by executing the following commands from the command prompt:

    stsadm -o installfeature -name RadEditorFeature
    stsadm -o installfeature -name RadEditorFeatureIE

    8. Import the RadEditorSharePoint.dwp file if you plan to use the RadEditor web part.

    Regards,
    Lini
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  9. Stuart
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    Posted 13 Mar 2008 Link to this post

    Hi George/Lini,

    Thanks very much,. that's what we needed.

    Cheers,
    Stuart.
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