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 Howtoforge Staff Moderator HowtoForge Supporter ISPConfig Developer

  3. emresumengen

    emresumengen New Member

    Upgrade...

    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 Howtoforge Staff Moderator HowtoForge Supporter ISPConfig Developer

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

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