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Old 3rd January 2011, 15:40
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Arrow Correct squirrelmail installation ?

Hello there and happy new year to everyone.

I have a question reagarding a "clean" installation of squirrelmail on debian.

As we know, the perfect server setup tells us to do :

apt-get install squirrelmail
ln -s /usr/share/squirrelmail/ /var/www/webmail
This is pretty much ok, but what I want to do is have my webmail available on the adress https://mail.domain.com.

So i created mail.domain.com with ispconfig and added the ssl cert to it. I added also a redirection from http to https. So far everything ok.

Then, I pointed mail.domain.com to /usr/share/squirrelmail/ with a symlink. This was removed with one of the ispconfig versions last year, because it was a potential security problem.

So what I did is to copy everything from /usr/share/squirrelmail/ to mail.domain.com/web and this worked (which I was happy with at the time).

Sadly, doing this doesn't upgrade squirrelmail anymore when doing apt-get update / apt-get upgrade (or maybe it does, but only the file placed in /usr/share/squirrelmail/, I don't know about that)

Is there any way to upgrade the squirrelmail files located in mail.domain.com easily (without having to download it manually and just having to apt-get upgrade) ?

How are you guys maintaining squirrelmail and ispconfig ?

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Old 13th January 2011, 03:27
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Regular ol apt-get update/upgrade has always worked for me.
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Old 13th January 2011, 08:50
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I don't know alot about cron, but I think its possible just to create a cron job to copy files from /usr/share/squirrelmail/ to mail.domain.com/web on a nightly basis. That way when the /usr/share/squirrelmail/ install is updated, your other install will be to after the cron job runs.

But check with someone who knows more about cron than I do

Also this link may help?? http://www.howtoforge.com/forums/sho...351#post246351
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