OX6:Open-Xchange 620 622 Update Guide for Debian 6.0

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Update of Open-Xchange Server v6.20 to v6.22 on Debian GNU/Linux 6.0

This article will guide you through the update of an existing Open-Xchange Server 6 installation to the newest major release, v6.22.

Supported update path

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.

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 /


  • An Open-Xchange Server installation v6.20.7 or later. This update guide is valid for a system installed through our Download and Installation Guide for Debian GNU/Linux 6.0 (Squeeze)
  • If you have custom packages done by Open-Xchange, please discuss with your Open-Xchange contact when these packages are available for 6.22. Do not attempt the update earlier
  • If you have built custom packages yourself which install config files in the OX config tree, please check the page v6.22 Packaging Changes
  • If you have custom plugins written by yourself which depend on Open-Xchange Server OSGI bundles, check the pages v6.22 Packaging Changes and v6.22 Necessary Code Changes for changes you might need to do.
  • Custom packages built for 6.20.7 or earlier might not work with 6.22.

Update Open-Xchange Repositories

Add the following repositories to your apt configuration to access the v6.22 packages:

deb http://software.open-xchange.com/OX6/6.22/frontend/DebianSqueeze/ /
deb http://software.open-xchange.com/OX6/6.22/backend/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/OX6/6.22/updates/frontend/DebianSqueeze /
# deb http://LDBACCOUNT:LDBPASSWORD@software.open-xchange.com/OX6/6.22/updates/backend/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 backend repository.

Updating repositories and update packages

Reload the package index:

$ apt-get update

Download and update all installed packages:

$ apt-get dist-upgrade

Install desired languages

  • it is now possible to uninstall german and french, as these languages have been split into separate packages. If you want to offer german and/or french to your customers as language option, you need to install the packages after the update.

System setup

  • chkonfig / insserv

Restart Open-Xchange

  • use the new startup script
  • it will stop the 2 former processes -groupware and -admin
  • check that there's really only one process left

Possibly necessary clean-up

  • leftover files