in place upgrade from 2.2 to 2.4?

Carl Brewer carl at
Sun Apr 10 00:09:10 EDT 2011

On 9/04/2011 11:09 PM, OBATA Akio wrote:
> Hi,
> On Sat, 09 Apr 2011 19:40:50 +0900, Carl Brewer<carl at>  wrote:
>> G'day,
>> I'm running Cyrus imapd on NetBSD (pkgsrc), my current version is
>> 2.2.13, and I figure it's about time to bump it to 2.4 (.7 ATM).   Via
>> pkgsrc I can build it, but am a bit reluctant to do a make update, does
>> anyone have any experience with doing this in place on a current site?
>> Will it 'just work' if I shut down the 2.2 processes, update cyrus and
>> restart the daemons or will weird things happen?  any doco on how to do
>> this?
> As a maintainer of pkgsrc/cyrus-imapd{23,24}, pkgsrc have no patches
> other than build fixes, so /usr/pkg/share/doc/cyrus-imapd/install-upgrade.html
> will help you.
> It is important reminder that pkgsrc have nothing to do migration of configuration
> files unless you have no customization.  If so, you need to migrate by hand.
> For me (NetBSD/i386), with step-by-step update, I cannot remember what I did
> something special.  As you wrote, just stop, update package, start new cyrus.

so far so good, I haven't had to untar my backups :)


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