On Thu, Jun 9, 2011 at 09:10, Ross Boylan <r...@biostat.ucsf.edu> wrote:
> On Wed, 2011-06-08 at 10:13 +0200, Ondřej Surý wrote:
>> On Wed, Jun 8, 2011 at 10:02, Ross Boylan <r...@biostat.ucsf.edu> wrote:
>> > On Wed, 2011-06-08 at 08:54 +0200, Ondřej Surý wrote:
>> >> Slight correction, better use always the latest version of the script:
>> >>
>> >> http://anonscm.debian.org/gitweb/?p=pkg-cyrus-imapd/cyrus-imapd-2.4.git;a=blob;f=debian/cyrus-upgrade-db
>> >>
>> >> (i.e. without the hash)
>> >>
>> >> O.
>> > Do you think that script will be effective for lenny -> squeeze?
>> Yes, it should be version agnostic and works only on top of 
>> cyrus-db-types.txt
>> > And what, if anything, do I need to do to make the transition?
>> Yes, you do.
>> > Update
>> > the berkeley* databases listed in cyrus-db-types.active (except I can
>> > delete TLS)?
>> Well, you can also delete the duplicate.db it doesn't contain any
>> important information.
>> Also you need to delete /var/lib/cyrus/db/ (backup it first).
>> But the script should work.
>> O.
> The main problem is that the convert script says to install db4.2-util,
> but it is not available in squeeze.  I assume it's in Lenny, but don't
> know if the version there will work on a squeeze system.

It should work, just get libdb4.2 and db4.2-util.

Anyway the script is for squeeze->wheezy and it will work there.
Unfortunately it's too late to fix the squeeze.

> Some other issues, in chronological order:
> 1. I had some trouble retrieving the file;
> wget 
> http://anonscm.debian.org/gitweb/?p=pkg-cyrus-imapd/cyrus-imapd-2.4.git;a=blob;f=debian/cyrus-upgrade-db
> got me a web page. lynx on the same URL got me the general repository,
> not cyrus-upgrade-db.  I ended up navigating to  it through the tree
> link.
> Maybe the right way to do this would be obvious if I knew git.

Just clicking on 'cyrus-upgrade-db' would do the trick. Here's the
wgetable link:


> 2. When I ran the script it said
> /bin/bash: db4.2-util not installed
> /bin/bash: please do: [sudo] apt-get install db4.2-util package
> /bin/bash: and rerun the upgrade again
> /bin/bash: db4.7-util not installed
> /bin/bash: please do: [sudo] apt-get install db4.7-util package
> /bin/bash: and rerun the upgrade again
> I did
> apt-get install db4.2-util db4.7-util
> but I think someone might copy the instructions literally and type
> apt-get install db4.2-util package.
> I suggest removing "package" from the message (unless this is some
> syntax I'm unaware of).

Done, thanks for the hint.

> As indicated above, db4.2-util is unavailable.
> 3. Is db4.2-util actually necessary to upgrade?  Looking at the  code,
> it appears this is used to checkpoint the database before the main
> operations.  Is that necessary if cyrus is already shutdown normally, as
> I thought it had to be before the upgrade?

Well, it's not, you can just backup whole /var/lib/cyrus/ directory

> 4. The script works with berkeley-nosync as well as berkeley, right?


> 5. I'm not sure, based on a quick read, if the script backs up the
> entire mail spool.  If it does, it would be good to make this optional
> since it can take a lot of time and space, and the admin may have
> already made backups.

No, it doesn't. That would be crazy :))).

> 6. I've seen some suggestions (not Debian-specific, and possibly old)
> that there were files that needed to be upgraded on a per user, or maybe
> even per folder, basis.  The code doesn't appear to do that.  Any
> problems there?

None I am aware of.

> 7. It might be useful to note the script should be run as root.  I
> wondered if it should be run as cyrus until I saw the code has su cyrus
> at strategic points.

I'll try to improve the code, so it could be run as cyrus user as
well. Anyway normally it would be executed from postinst, so it's not
a high priority stuff...   but I'll fix that if I find the time (and
of course patches are welcome).

Ondřej Surý <ond...@sury.org>

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