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Fedora Core 4 VPS - upgrading to Exim 4.68

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by movielad, Jul 31, 2008.

  1. movielad

    movielad Well-Known Member
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    Hello,

    I've a VPS which I need to upgrade to Exim 4.68 from 4.63 to take advantage of the additional ACLs not able to function within 4.63. I can't seem to find a way to force an upgrade to this version - the /scripts/eximup insists that 4.63 is the latest version.

    The only other thing is that the VPS is still using the mbox method rather tham maildir - would this make any difference to the Exim version being installed?

    Regards,

    Martyn
     
  2. cPanelKenneth

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    You need to convert to Maildir. We do not support the newer features on an mbox system.

    As noted here http://blog.cpanel.net/?p=61 and elsewhere, support for mbox will end August 1, 2008.
     
  3. movielad

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    Thanks.

    I wasn't aware of the August 1st deadline. If I were to arrange a conversion with the customer, will it break things if I were to do it first thing tomorrow morning UK time? I've just upgraded them to the latest RELEASE build. Also, what are the implications of doing the conversion - will my customer's customers suffer any adverse effects from the conversion (i.e. forced to re-download mail, etc)?

    M.
     
  4. cPanelKenneth

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    If you desire assistance with this, our support technicians will be only too glad to help you with this https://tickets.cpanel.net/submit/
     
  5. movielad

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    I don't need assistance with the actual process, I just really need to know:

    a) Is it safe to perform the mbox to maildir process tomorrow (August 1st) without things breaking?

    b) Since it has been a good few years since I've done a mbox to maildir conversion, does it effect POP3 users having to re-download messages again?

    Regards,

    Martyn
     
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    Oh. Darn. The customer doesn't want to do the conversion next week until he can let his customers know about the effect the process will have. Looks like I will be needing that assistance to keep things ticking over until then.

    Regards,

    Martyn
     
  7. cPanelDavidG

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    a) The biggest problem I've seen is when system administrators terminate the conversion process. If you avoid the temptation to kill the conversion process, you'll be alright. This process can take anywhere from a few minutes to a few days.

    b) Yes, POP3 users will need to re-download messages. This is due to the nature of the POP3 protocol itself as these messages will essentially be treated as new email.
     
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