Updating an adopted installation from 4.54
Jay R. Ashworth
jra at baylink.com
Wed Jun 18 16:45:05 IST 2008
On Tue, Jun 17, 2008 at 09:34:10AM -0800, Kevin Miller wrote:
> > Yes, I'm sure it does. But the instructions only tell you to *run* it
> > if you're doing an in-place upgrade.
> > I wasn't. I was trying to do a parallel install, so I could test it
> > and be able to back out if I screwed something up, as I noted. So I
> > was using the "fresh install" instructions, and they don't mention it,
> > for oblivious raisins. ;-)
> What I usually do in that situation is to tar up the /etc/MailScanner
> tree and copy it to the new host, then do the install. The installer
> will see the old conf & rule files, and create .rpmnew flavors. It
> won't care that it isn't really already installed. You can then run the
> upgrade_MailScanner script with expected results.
I wasn't, at the time, trying to put it on a separate box. I am now.
> BTY, Julian's published a book on MailScanner - it's worth the price of
> admission. Especially if you boss is picking up the tab...
Saw that; thanks for the good review. I'll grab it.
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