bogoupgrade - upgrades bogofilter database to current version
bogoupgrade [-h] -d directory
[-i input file] [-o output file]
[-b path to bogoutil]
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 bogoutil
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
1.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 bogofilter.
2.Backup your data. Let's assume that you said:
$ mv ~/.bogofilter ~/.bogofilter.safe
$ mkdir ~/.bogofilter
3.If your 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
If your bogofilter 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
4.Current versions of bogofilter 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
5.Done. Restart any stopped daemons, cron tasks,
was written by Gyepi Sam <email@example.com> and
David Relson <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
For updates, see the bogofilter project page
bogofilter(1), bogolexer(1), bogotune(1), bogoutil(1)
- the bogofilter project page