Update to 6.1#


We highly recommend to update on a test instance first.

This documentation explains how to update to the Znuny 6.1 release.

Please note that your current system needs to be a:

  • ((OTRS)) Community Edition 6.0.x,

  • OTRS 6.0.x or

  • Znuny LTS 6.0.x

to perform the update. We do not support direct updates from any version of OTRS or ((OTRS)) Community Edition before 6.0.


Before the update can started we need to perform some tasks to prepare the update.

Check if every add-on your are using is available for version 6.1. You don’t have to care on packages which are already integrated, see the list of them in the release notes.

Create a backup of the database, the application and all data, especially the attachments.

Stop all services#
# Stop the webserver
systemctl stop httpd # CentOS / RHEL
systemctl stop apache2 # Debian / Ubuntu

# Stop your local MTA, mostly Postfix, sometimes Exim or Sendmail
systemctl stop postfix

# Remove crontab, stop daemon
su -c 'bin/Cron.sh stop' - otrs
su -c 'bin/otrs.Daemon.pl stop' - otrs

Update via RPM#

The update via RPM.

You can find the correct URL for your RPM at https://www.znuny.org/releases.

# Update to Znuny 6.1 (RHEL 7 / CentOS 7)
yum update -y https://download.znuny.org/releases/RPMS/rhel/7/znuny-6.1.1-01.noarch.rpm

# Check for missing modules and add required modules
/opt/otrs/bin/otrs.CheckModules.pl --all

Update via source#

The installation from source takes some more steps. If there are more file to restore than mentioned in the restore block, add them by yourself.

# Download latest Znuny 6.1
cd /opt
wget https://download.znuny.org/releases/znuny-latest-6.1.tar.gz

# Extract
tar xfz znuny-latest-6.1.tar.gz

# Set permissions

# Restore Kernel/Config.pm, articles, etc.
cp -av /opt/otrs/Kernel/Config.pm /opt/znuny-6.1.1/Kernel/
mv /opt/otrs/var/article/* /opt/znuny-6.1.1/var/article/

# Restore dotfiles from the homedir to the new directory
for f in $(find -L /opt/otrs -maxdepth 1 -type f -name .\* -not -name \*.dist); do cp -av "$f" /opt/znuny-6.1.1/; done

# Restore modified and custom cron job
for f in $(find -L /opt/otrs/var/cron -maxdepth 1 -type f -name .\* -not -name \*.dist); do cp -av "$f" /opt/znuny-6.1.1/var/cron/; done

# Delete the old symlink
rm /opt/otrs

# Create a symlink
ln -s /opt/znuny-6.1.1 /opt/otrs

# Check for missing modules and add required modules
/opt/otrs/bin/otrs.CheckModules.pl --all

Execute the migration script#

su - otrs

Update installed packages#


Packages for Znuny LTS (6.0.x) are not compatible with Znuny 6.1 and have to be updated.

su - otrs
bin/otrs.Console.pl Admin::Package::UpgradeAll

Restart everything#

# Fill the crontab and wait(!) at least 5 minutes that the Daemon is started via cron
su -c 'bin/Cron.sh start' - otrs

# Start the webserver
systemctl start httpd # CentOS / RHEL
systemctl start apache2 # Debian / Ubuntu

# Start your local MTA, mostly Postfix, sometimes Exim or Sendmail
systemctl start postfix