[Dovecot] Just verifying upgrade procedure?
Bjørn T Johansen
btj at havleik.no
Wed Dec 12 14:47:32 EET 2007
On Wed, 12 Dec 2007 13:38:48 +0100
Benoit Branciard <Benoit.Branciard at univ-paris1.fr> wrote:
> Bjørn T Johansen a écrit :
> > When upgrading from source, it's ok to just run make install and every files will be overwritten with the new version?
> > Nothing else one should do?
> Pay attention to the fact that the dovecot daemon dynamically starts the
> imap and pop server executables whenever inboud connexions are requested.
> If you upgrade without stopping the master dovecot, and clients request
> connexions, dovecot will try to run the new imap and pop executables,
> which are not the same version as the master, and problems may arise.
> The "good" solution is to stop the master dovecot *before* make install,
> and restart it afterwards; or to make sure no clients try to connect
> before you completed the upgrade process.
Yes, I always stop dovecot before running make install.... :)
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