old cyrus-imapd from overlay
On Tue, February 28, 2012 4:34 pm, Stefan G. Weichinger wrote:
> does anyone have experience with cyrus-imapd on gentoo?
> I have to migrate an ancient suse-10.1-server, it runs:
> # rpm -qa | grep cyrus
> portage gives me cyrus-imapd-2.4.12 which is fine but I don't know if
> upgrading this far is possible without problems.
> I found the OSSDL-overlay, but cyrus-imapd-2.2.13 fails to build ...
> * does anyone have experience with upgrading cyrus-imapd?
> * does anyone have a running older release/ebuild where the migration
> should be safe?
> pls no advice to use dovecot etc, the job here is to possibly move over
> /var/spool/imap and "press play" (simplified, you get the picture).
> A change of software might be considered later, right now I have to
> maintain a running server while moving to newer hardware and OS.
> Thanks, Stefan
I haven't had problems with upgrading, but I didn't "wait" this long.
Eg. I didn't migrate from 2.1 to 2.4 directly.
I would suggest you check on the cyrus-imap mailing list (see bottom of
email) for tips. Installing it is simple, but there are a few changes with
some of the files.
A safer method would be running the 2 versions in parallel and using
imapsync or something similar to copy the email over to the new version.
cyrus-imap list info:
List-Id: Discussion group for Cyrus email system