This article will guide you through the update of an existing Open-Xchange Server 6 installation to the newest major release, v6.22.
Please note that the update to v6.22 is only supported from an installed version 6.20.7 or later. If you have an earlier version of Open-Xchange Server 6 installed, please update to the latest release of v6.20 before attempting an update to v6.22. Also an update to 6.22.0 is needed before upgrading to a further 6.22.x release.
The latest v6.20 release will remain accessible on our servers. If you need to access the repository after the release of v6.22, please use the following lines in your
apt repository configuration to access v6.20 packages:
deb http://software.open-xchange.com/OX6/6.20/DebianSqueeze/ / # if you have a valid maintenance subscription, please uncomment the # following and add the ldb account data to the url so that the most recent # packages get installed # deb http://LDBACCOUNT:LDBPASSWORD@software.open-xchange.com/OX6/6.20/updates/DebianSqueeze/ /
Add the following repositories to your
apt configuration to access the v6.22 packages:
deb http://software.open-xchange.com/OX6/6.22/6.22.0/frontend/DebianSqueeze/ / deb http://software.open-xchange.com/OX6/6.22/6.22.0/backend/DebianSqueeze/ / deb http://software.open-xchange.com/OX6/6.22/6.22.0/usm/DebianSqueeze/ / # if you have a valid maintenance subscription, please uncomment the # following and add the ldb account data to the urls so that the most recent # packages get installed # deb http://LDBACCOUNT:LDBPASSWORD@software.open-xchange.com/OX6/6.22/6.22.0/updates/frontend/DebianSqueeze/ / # deb http://LDBACCOUNT:LDBPASSWORD@software.open-xchange.com/OX6/6.22/6.22.0/updates/backend/DebianSqueeze/ / # deb http://LDBACCOUNT:LDBPASSWORD@software.open-xchange.com/OX6/6.22/6.22.0/updates/usm/DebianSqueeze/ /
Please note that frontend and backend packages are now provided from two different repositories. Depending on your setup and the packages installed on the specific system you're updating it is possible that you only need one of these repositories. All packages providing
open-xchange-admin functionality are included in the
Reload the package index:
$ apt-get update
Download and update all installed packages:
$ apt-get dist-upgrade
Please note: By upgrading Open-Xchange packages on systems with additional locales may occur following interaction dialog:
Configuration file `/var/www/ox6/lang/languages.js.old' ==> Modified (by you or by a script) since installation. ==> Package distributor has shipped an updated version. What would you like to do about it ? Your options are: Y or I : install the package maintainer's version N or O : keep your currently-installed version D : show the differences between the versions Z : background this process to examine the situation The default action is to keep your current version. *** languages.js.old (Y/I/N/O/D/Z) [default=N] ?
Please choose in this case the default value N by confirming via ENTER key.
IMPORTANT: Please be extremely careful when executing
apt-get autoremove after the upgrade. On some test systems packages were marked for automatic removal even if they were still needed.
To remove a package from the
autoremove list, you can use:
$ apt-mark unmarkauto package1 [package2 [package3 [...]]]
Starting with v6.22 the localization files for German, French and British English are no longer part of the core packages. This change was necessary to allow customers to uninstall these languages when they are not needed. If you want to offer German, French and/or British English to your customers as language option, you need to install the corresponding packages after the update.
$ apt-get install open-xchange-l10n-de-de open-xchange-gui-l10n-de-de
$ apt-get install open-xchange-l10n-fr-fr open-xchange-gui-l10n-fr-fr
For British English:
$ apt-get install open-xchange-gui-l10n-en-gb
To restart Open-Xchange Server after the update, run
$ /etc/init.d/open-xchange restart
This script will check on startup if the old processes for
open-xchange-admin are running, and stops them if they are. You might still want to check with
$ ps aux | grep open-xchange
that there is now only one process running Open-Xchange Server.
After the update you may see leftover configuration files and runtime data below
Some of these files belong to packages which have been uninstalled during the update, they are marked with the status
rc in the output of
dpkg -l. You can remove these packages with the command
$ dpkg --purge <packagename>
Other orphaned files may be runtime data or temporary files which do not belong to any package and therefore couldn't be removed during the package update.
Finally, there may be backup files created by the package manager during earlier updates.
It is safe to remove:
/opt/open-xchange/etc/admindaemon /opt/open-xchange/etc/common /opt/open-xchange/etc/groupware
unless you have built your own packages which install files into these directories.