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How to Upgrade Lyris by Hand
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Lyris Email Commands
Web Interface for Users
Server Administrator
Site Administrator
List Administrator
Other Topics
Add-On Packages
Installing and Upgrading
Installing Lyris
Installing Lyris on Unix
Basic Unix Installation Instructions
After Installing Lyris on Unix
Getting Help
How to Install Lyris by Hand
How to Upgrade Lyris by Hand
How to Install the Web Interface on a separate machine
If Lyris Will Not Run
Unix Directory Permissions Needed
Making your Unix Mail Server and Lyris coexist
Mail Server Coexistence
Upgrading to Lyris from Another List Server
Frequently Asked Questions

How to Upgrade Lyris by Hand

If you do not want to use the "install_lyris" script to upgrade your existing Lyris installation, you can follow these steps to upgrade it by hand.

1) make a backup your Lyris directory before starting the upgrade.

2) copy the contents of the installation 'bin' directory to the 'bin' directory of your Lyris installation

3) Copy the files in ~/lyris/perl/lib to your Perl library directory that is often /usr/local/lib/perl5 - if you need to determine your Perl library directory, you can run "perl" that is located in the ~/lyris/perl/bin/ directory.

4) Copy the files in the ~/lyris/cgi directory to the "cgi-bin" directory on your web server. This directory should already exist, and is not located in your HTML document directory. It is a separate directory your web server maintains for running CGI scripts.

5) run "~/lyris/bin/lyris dbupgrade" to upgrade your Lyris databases to the current version

6) run "~/lyris/bin/lyris start" to run Lyris in the foreground or run "~/lyris/bin/lyris -bd" to run Lyris in the background

7) send mail to lyris@your-server to make sure that Lyris is answering email

8) cd to your web server's CGI directory. Run "./". You should see a page full of HTML displayed.

9) With a web browser, go to the URL http://localhost/cgi-bin/ The Lyris web interface should appear.

that's all! Lyris should now be upgraded on your system!

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