How to upgrade SquirrelMail

Discussion in 'Server Operation' started by satimis, Apr 10, 2008.

  1. satimis

    satimis Member

    Hi folks,

    Ubuntu 7.04 server amd64
    Squirrelmai 1.4.11

    The package was downloaded on Squirrel website sometimes ago when it was not available on repo. It is working w/o problem.

    $ sudo find / -name squirrelmail

    Now I found the package available on repo.

    $ apt-cache policy squirrelmail
      Installed: (none)
      Candidate: 2:1.4.9a-1ubuntu0.1
      Version table:
         2:1.4.9a-1ubuntu0.1 0
            500 feisty-security/universe Packages
            100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
         2:1.4.9a-1 0
            500 feisty/universe Packages
    Please advise how to upgrade it to the lattest version? TIA

  2. sjau

    sjau Local Meanie Moderator

    I use the SVN version of it for keeping up to date.
  3. satimis

    satimis Member

    Could you please provide more detail how to achieve it? TIA

    I have subversion installed here.

    $ apt-cache policy subversion
      Installed: 1.4.3dfsg1-1ubuntu1.2
      Candidate: 1.4.3dfsg1-1ubuntu1.2
      Version table:
     *** 1.4.3dfsg1-1ubuntu1.2 0
            500 feisty-updates/main Packages
            100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
         1.4.3dfsg1-1ubuntu1 0
            500 feisty/main Packages

    $ which svn

    SquirrelMail has been running here more than one year. I can't recall exactly how I installed it. IIRC I download its package on its website.

  4. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    I'd simply download the latest Squirrelmail version from the Squirrelmail web site and the follow the upgrade instructions that come with the download.
  5. satimis

    satimis Member

    Yes, I would do that if I can't find an easy and safe method to upgrade SM. However I have to repeat the same method in future.

  6. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    That's the way you should do it because the initial SquirrelMail installation was downloaded from the SquirrelMail web site as well. If you try to install a .deb package instead, the update will most certainly fail.

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