Upgrading Seafile from 7.1.x to 8.0.x

2021/03/06 by Paulo Pereira

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Upgrading Seafile from 7.1.x to 8.0.x

The new 8.0.0 Seafile version is out. Time to upgrade. I’m currently running 7.1.14.

Don’t forget to read the release notes from Seafile.

Before upgrading

Reading the release notes, this version needs the libmysqlclient-dev (I’m using mariadb-libs) package and new python modules.

I just upgraded pip, installed the new python modules and upgraded others.

sudo /usr/bin/python -m pip install --upgrade pip

sudo pip3 install --timeout=3600 future mysqlclient

sudo pip3 install --timeout=3600 Pillow pylibmc captcha jinja2 \
	sqlalchemy django-pylibmc django-simple-captcha python3-ldap


I started by stopping the services:

sudo systemctl stop seahub
sudo systemctl stop seafile

Then I downloaded the latest version (I use the pro version) and executed the upgrade script.

sudo -u seafile -s /bin/sh

cd /srv/seafile
wget "https://download.seafile.com/d/xxxxxxx/files/?p=/pro/seafile-pro-server_8.0.0_x86-64_CentOS.tar.gz&dl=1" -O seafile-pro-server_8.0.0_x86-64_CentOS.tar.gz
tar -xzf seafile-pro-server_*

cd seafile-pro-server-8.0.0/

Starting the services

sudo systemctl start seafile
sudo systemctl start seahub