Upgrade to Pydio 6.2.2 on Pydio Virtual Appliance 1.1

Created on 2018/01/27, Virtual Appliance, backup, debian, wheezy, ajxp_session, upgrade, version 6.2.2, version6.2.2

Virtual Appliance 1.1.0 is built base on Debian 7.4 (Wheezy) 32 bits. There are several step to upgrade Pydio to latest version in using official repo.

Step 1: Preparation before upgrade

1.1. Add repo source.

Firstly, install some package sudo apt-get install apt-transport-https

sudo apt-get install debian-keyring debian-archive-keyring

Secondly, please disable old pydio source if it existes in /etc/apt/source.list of your server. Then add the source according to the version you are going to install:

repo source pydio community:

deb https://download.pydio.com/pub/linux/debian/ wheezy-backports main

repo source pydio enterprise:

deb https://API_KEY:API_SECRET@download.pydio.com/auth/linux/debian/ wheezy-backports main non-free

Note: Enterprise version requires two repositories.

where you would replace API_KEY / API_SECRET by the values retrieved from your pydio.com account.

  • install debian-keyring debian-archive-keyring and https-transport

If you are connecting pydio with samba share in using meta.mount plugins, you may add the repo source for udevil to replace sudo, which was disabled in PYdio since version 6.2

repo source for udevil

deb http://http.debian.net/debian wheezy-backports main

Manually update DB

Use this command to connect to MySQL database:

mysql -u pydio -p

Tip: You can get the current password for pydio account in mysql by executing following command in your VM: sudo cat /var/lib/pydio/data/plugins/boot.conf/bootstrap.json | grep mysql_password

Then execute the script in this link to upgrade your database:


and this script if you want to upgrade to Enterprise version

  `session_name` varchar(50) NOT NULL,
  `session_id` varchar(60) NOT NULL,
  `user` varchar(255) NOT NULL,
  `crt_repository` varchar(32) NOT NULL,
  `ip` varchar(45) NOT NULL,
  `ua` mediumtext NOT NULL,
  `status` int(11) NOT NULL DEFAULT '1',
  `updated` int(11) NOT NULL,
  PRIMARY KEY (`id`),
  UNIQUE KEY `session_name_2` (`session_name`,`session_id`),
  KEY `session_user` (`user`),
  KEY `session_status` (`status`),
  KEY `updated` (`updated`)
) DEFAULT CHARSET=utf8 COLLATE=utf8_unicode_ci;

Step 2: Upgrade

Commands: - apt-get update - apt-get install pydio-all - apt-get install pydio-enterprise - apt-get install udevil

During the installation, you may be asked for replacement some old files:

PHP version end-of-line alert


Select (press) qkey to pass


select keep the local version currently installed to keep old version of /etc/php5/cli/php.ini and /etc/php5/apache2/php.ini



Select Y to use new version files of Pydio

Step 3: After upgrade

  1. Verify public links
  2. Verify /api
  3. Verify php.ini:In new repo, ioncube is installed by separated package then it could be duplicated if we declare two times in php.ini and apache won't be able start. In this case, please go to /etc/php5/apache2(cli)/php.ini and remove this extension
  4. Reedit bootstrap_repositories.php: In Pydio Appliance 1.1.0, two default workspaces "My Files" and "common files" is converted and saved in database to be editable from GUI. Therefore, after installation of Pydio, you will see they are duplicated. Open /etc/pydio/bootstrap_repositories.php and comment (using /* */) or delete two workspaces.
  5. Verify pydio.conf of apache:Execute following command to disable pydio.conf (created after installation)

    sudo a2disconf pydio.conf

    sudo service apache2 restart

  6. Enable some inactive plugins: There are some plugins in Pydio are set to disable by default such as access.smb. Please go to the settings and enable it.

  7. Configure udevil: Due to security reason, we've decided to remove sudo from meta.mount plugins since Pydio 6.2. There are many user are using Pydio 6.1 or older version with meta.mount plugins activated.

For more information about udevil: https://ignorantguru.github.io/udevil/

– Install udevil package sudo apt-get install udevil

– udevil configure file: /etc/udevil/udevil.conf

There are some important parameters:

allowed_types = $KNOWN_FILESYSTEMS, file, smbfs, nfs

Note: be careful space after ,

allowed_users = *

allowed_groups = *

allowed_media_dirs = /media, /media/$USER, /run/media/$USER, /var/lib/pydio/data/, /media/test

allowed_devices = /dev/*

allowed_networks = *

forbidden_networks =

– Testing by using command to mount in terminal udevil mount smb://pydio@ /media/test/abc then: udevil umount smb://pydio@ /media/test/abc

Reconfigure in meta.mount

Configure meta.mount with udevil

Attention: udevil does not support passing password via variable environment