is a command to upgrade
bogofilter's databases from an old format to the current format. Since the format of the database changes once in a while, the utility is designed to make the upgrade easy.
option prints the help message and exits.
specifies the directory with the wordlists for converting. This option is used when converting from multiple, separate wordlists (spamlist.db and goodlist.db - containing spam and ham tokens, respectively) to a combined wordlist (wordlist.db) which contains both spam and ham tokens.
specifies the input file to be converted. It should be a text file containing message counts, and possibly data. If there is no data in the text file, there should be a Berkeley DB file in the same directory as the text file which contains the data.
specifies the output Berkeley DB file.
gives the path to the
command. It defaults to 'bogoutil', in the hopes that your shell will find it.
Follow these instructions to upgrade
bogofilter's databases to the latest version.
Stop all instances of
bogofilter. While the upgrade tools lock the database files, the upgrade may take a long time if you have a busy site. Don't forget to stop cron jobs or daemons that fetch and process mail and could fire off
Backup your data. Let's assume that you said:
$ mv ~/.bogofilter ~/.bogofilter.safe
$ mkdir ~/.bogofilter
version is less than 0.7, say:
$ bogoupgrade -i ~/.bogofilter.safe/goodlist -o ~/.bogofilter/goodlist.db
$ bogoupgrade -i ~/.bogofilter.safe/badlist -o ~/.bogofilter/spamlist.db
version is 0.7 or greater, say:
$ bogoupgrade -i ~/.bogofilter.safe/hamlist.count -o ~/.bogofilter/goodlist.db
$ bogoupgrade -i ~/.bogofilter.safe/spamlist.count -o ~/.bogofilter/spamlist.db
Current versions of
use a combined wordlist that holds both spam and non-spam tokens. It is named wordlist.db. If you're updating from a version older than 0.14.0 that has separate wordlists (named goodlist.db and spamlist.db), use:
$ bogoupgrade -d ~/.bogofilter.safe
Done. Restart any stopped daemons, cron tasks, etc.
was written by Gyepi Sam
and David Relson
For updates, see
the bogofilter project page.
bogofilter(1), bogolexer(1), bogotune(1), bogoutil(1)
- 1. the bogofilter project page
- SEE ALSO