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Old 05-26-2003, 11:23 AM   #1
J_Szucs
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Sendmail upgrade


I am going to install sendmail version 8.11.7 on a mail server with minimal interrupt of service.
Now sendmail version 8.11.6 is installed there.

Will the new sendmail version (after compilation and installation) use the old configuration files, i.e. can I use it without any reconfiguration?

If not, which files to save before upgrading?

I am sorry if these were very lame questions, but I am new to sendmail and want to avoid making a big mistake on a heavy-loaded mail server.

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Old 05-26-2003, 11:54 AM   #2
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I think the first place I'd look is it's changelog (sendmail.org/8.11.7.html):

"Sun 30 Mar 2003 - 20:43:54 CEST
Sendmail, Inc., and the Sendmail Consortium announce the availability of sendmail 8.11.7. It contains fixes for critical security problems (..)
8.11.7 is a bugfix release for those who are not able to upgrade to 8.12.9. 8.11 is not actively maintained by the Sendmail Consortium, however, due to the recent security problems we felt obliged to not just offer patches but a complete release(..)"

Hmm. Not that clear. Then at least diff/prep the configs somewhere else before upgrading, I'd say.
 
  


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