Upgrade question for "Virtual Users And Domains With Postfix, Courier And MySQL"

Discussion in 'HOWTO-Related Questions' started by emresumengen, Nov 28, 2006.

  1. emresumengen

    emresumengen New Member

    I have followed Falko's guide in Howtoforge to create a good-working Postfix box. Unfortunately, it has not been upgraded since and I see amavis and spamassassin has released newer versions, along with other packages in the system.

    The question is, I'm not sure if an upgrade would work out-of-the-box. I fear it would break some configuration and I would have to re-check it from the beginning. (It was 7-8 months ago and I don't want to go over configuration files after each upgrade).

    To make certain, would letting debian upgrade itself with the command "apt-get upgrade" directly, hinder anything useless? I have already held back the kernel, mysql (client and server), postfix, postfix-mysql and postfix-tls packages from upgrades.

    Or at least, could I upgrade spamassassin and amavis (and related packages) without problems?

    The server is getting a lot of mails and in a remote office, so I don't want to risk it...

    Any comments?

    NOTE: The related packages installed on the server are:
  2. falko

    falko Super Moderator

  3. emresumengen

    emresumengen New Member


    Actually, I'm not really into upgrading Postfix. What I really want to replace is Amavis-new and SpamAssassin (with Razor and etc.)

    The remaining question is, would even that break something up?

    NOTE: I have already postponed upgrades for Postfix, Mysql and some other stuff, like the kernel itself, as I said in the beginning.

  4. falko

    falko Super Moderator

    Normally that should be no problem, but you can never know. Make backups before you try it.

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