HowTo: Update Seafile Server for generic Linux to version 6.0.8 64bit

Since 17.02.2017 the eighth maintenance release version 6.0.8 is public available.

Time to upgrade the server! πŸ˜€

My Debian 8 GNU/Linux virtual machine:

  • Debian GNU/Linux 8.6 (jessie) amd64
  • Apache 2.4 web server
  1. Since my migration from Ubuntu 14.04 LTS to Debian 8, my folder structure switched from ‘home -> opt’:
  2. Switch to the install path of your Seafile installation.
  3. Download the latest version.
  4. Unpack the archive.
  5. The directory listing should look similar to this example:
  6. Stop the services before the update.
  7. List the available update scripts:
  8. The update from 6.0.x to 6.0.8 is a minor version update, so have to use theΒ script:
  9. Revise the file system permissions:
  10. Start the Services.

Thank you for reading my blog and I hope I could help someone out there!


Author: Marco

Marco is an IT-System administrator and IT-Consultant with 10+ years experience. He is specialized in the delivery of virtual Apps and Desktops with Citrix solutions. In 2017 he has been awarded Citrix Technology Advocate by Citrix for his community work (#CTA). His second core area is availability & performance monitoring with Zabbix, a leading open-source solution. His employer is the German IT-Company ANAXCO, which is developing a Transport Management Software (TMS) based on Microsoft Dynamics AX. More about Marco

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