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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" extension.

       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

       A few obsolete programs or configuration files are renamed with a ".OLD" extension by
       innupgrade.  Obsolete man pages are directly removed.

       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 $