innupgrade - Upgrade INN configuration files
innupgrade [-t type] -f file
innupgrade is intended to be run during a major upgrade of INN to fix
the configuration files with any required changes. If given a
directory, it will scan that directory for any files that it has
updates defined for, try to perform those updates, and replace the
files with updated versions if applying the updates resulted in any
changes. The old versions of the files will be saved with a ".OLD"
If the -f flag is used, only that file will be updated. If the file
name doesn’t match the standard file name of an INN configuration file,
the optional -t flag may be given to specify the type. See "EXAMPLES"
for an example of this.
Currently, innupgrade knows how to apply the following updates:
· Quote values with whitespace and comment out keys with no values,
required for the change in configuration parsers introduced in
INN 2.4. The new format is not backward compatible with the
previous parser, since the previous parser will include the double-
quotes in the value of the parameter.
· Add the hismethod parameter if not found (introduced in INN 2.4,
with the default value "hisv6") and rename nntpactsync to
incominglogfrequency (since INN 2.5).
· If the overview.fmt file exists, its content is merged in the
extraoverviewadvertised and extraoverviewhidden parameters
introduced in INN 2.5. The file is then renamed to
· If the sasl.conf file exists, its content is merged in the
tlscapath, tlscafile, tlscertfile and tlskeyfile parameters
introduced in INN 2.5. The file is then renamed to sasl.conf.OLD.
· Replace the use of startinnfeed with the appropriate direct
invocation of innfeed or imapfeed.
A few obsolete programs or configuration files are renamed with a
".OLD" extension by innupgrade. Obsolete man pages are directly
Normally, innupgrade should be run at least on the pathetc directory
after any upgrade of INN other than a patch release (any upgrade that
changes the first or second version numbers). This may occur
automatically during the upgrade process.
Only act on file rather than working on an entire directory.
For a file specified with -f, parse it and upgrade it as if it were
named type. Used for upgrading files with the same syntax as
normal INN configuration files but with different names. Only
makes sense in combination with -f.
Upgrade any configuration files found in pathetc and append a ".OLD"
extension to obsolete files in pathetc:
innupgrade <pathetc in inn.conf>
Upgrade only /news/etc/inn.conf:
innupgrade -f /news/etc/inn.conf
Upgrade a file named inn-special.conf that should have the same syntax
innupgrade -t inn.conf -f inn-special.conf
Any upgrade rules that apply to inn.conf will be applied to the
Written by Russ Allbery <firstname.lastname@example.org> for InterNetNews.
$Id: innupgrade.pod 8415 2009-04-12 20:19:35Z iulius $