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       innupgrade - Upgrade INN configuration files


       innupgrade directory

       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.


       -f file
           Only act on file rather than working on an entire directory.

       -t type
           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
       as inn.conf:

           innupgrade -t inn.conf -f inn-special.conf

       Any upgrade rules that apply to inn.conf will be applied to the
       alternate file.


       Written by Russ Allbery <> for InterNetNews.

       $Id: innupgrade.pod 8415 2009-04-12 20:19:35Z iulius $