innupgrade - Upgrade INN configuration files
] -f file
is intended to be run during a major upgrade of INN to fix the
configuration files with any required changes. If given a directory, it will
scan that directory for any files that it has updates defined for, try to
perform those updates, and replace the files with updated versions if applying
the updates resulted in any changes. The old versions of the files will be
saved with a ".OLD" extension.
If the -f
flag is used, only that file will be updated. If the file name
doesn't match the standard file name of an INN configuration file, the
flag may be given to specify the type. See
"EXAMPLES" for an example of this.
knows how to apply the following updates:
- Quote values with whitespace and comment out keys with no
values, required for the change in configuration parsers introduced in
INN 2.4. The new format is not backward compatible with the
previous parser, since the previous parser will include the double-quotes
in the value of the parameter.
- Add the hismethod parameter if not found (introduced
in INN 2.4, with the default value "hisv6"). Rename
nntpactsync to incominglogfrequency (since INN 2.5).
Rename addnntppostingdate and addnntppostinghost to
respectively addinjectiondate and addinjectionpostinghost
(since INN 2.6).
- If the overview.fmt file exists, its content is
merged in the extraoverviewadvertised and
extraoverviewhidden parameters introduced in INN 2.5. The
file is then renamed to overview.fmt.OLD.
- If the sasl.conf file exists, its content is merged
in the tlscapath, tlscafile, tlscertfile and
tlskeyfile parameters introduced in INN 2.5. The file is
then renamed to sasl.conf.OLD.
- Replace the use of startinnfeed with the appropriate
direct invocation of innfeed or imapfeed.
A few obsolete programs or configuration files are renamed with a
".OLD" extension by innupgrade
. Obsolete man pages are
should be run at least on the pathetc
directory after any upgrade of INN other than a patch release (any upgrade
that changes the first or second version numbers). This may occur
automatically during the upgrade process.
- -f file
- Only act on file rather than working on an entire
- -t type
- For a file specified with -f, parse it and upgrade
it as if it were named type. Used for upgrading files with the same
syntax as normal INN configuration files but with different names. Only
makes sense in combination with -f.
Upgrade any configuration files found in pathetc
and append a
".OLD" extension to obsolete files in pathetc
innupgrade <pathetc in inn.conf>
Upgrade only /news/etc/inn.conf
innupgrade -f /news/etc/inn.conf
Upgrade a file named inn-special.conf
that should have the same syntax as
innupgrade -t inn.conf -f inn-special.conf
Any upgrade rules that apply to inn.conf
will be applied to the alternate
Written by Russ Allbery <email@example.com> for InterNetNews.
$Id: innupgrade.pod 9767 2014-12-07 21:13:43Z iulius $