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Running the Pre-Update Change Report

The Pre-Update Change Report reviews the currently installed system to ensure that it meets the requirements for the upgrade. It then reports its findings and a list of all the file changes that will occur when the Installer is run.

How to Run the Pre-Update Change Report on Windows

  1. Double-click the Installer. Alternatively, open a command line prompt and navigate to the directory that contains the Installer.
  2. Run the following command to launch the Installer graphical interface:

    C:\bb_installer>java –jar installer_file

    Alternatively, run the following command to launch the Installer command line interface:

    C:\bb_installer>java –jar installer_file -text

    Remember that the rest of these steps assume that the graphical interface is being used.

  3. After reading the welcome message, press ENTER to continue.
  4. The first page asks where the Blackboard Installation Directory is found. Click Next to accept the defaults or provide new values and then click Next. If Blackboard Learn is not found in the directory provided, the Installer will attempt to install at the given location.
  5. On the next page, select Pre-Update Change Report and click Next.

    The update-report.log file will appear in the Installer directory. This file includes important information about what changes will occur when the Installer is run.

How to Run the Pre-Update Change Report on UNIX

  1. Open a command-line prompt and navigate to the directory that contains the Installer.
  2. Execute the root user login profile:

    ./su -root

  3. Run the following command to launch the Installer:

    $JAVA_HOME/java –jar installer_file

  4. After reading the welcome message, press ENTER to continue.
  5. The first page asks where the Blackboard Installation Directory is found. Press ENTER to accept the defaults or provide new values and then click Next. If Blackboard Learn is not found in the directory provided, the Installer will attempt to install at the given location.
  6. At the next prompt, select Pre-Update Change Report and click Next.

    The update-report.log file will appear in the Installer directory. This file includes important information on what changes will occur when the Installer is run.