How to upgrade IMAPSYNC on CentOS 7


On CentOS 7 you might get these warnings:

# imapsync --dry --host1 x.y.z.a --user1 [email protected] --password1 'xxxxxx' --nosslcheck --host2 b.c.d.f --user2 [email protected] --password2 'yyyyyy' --tls2 --noemailreport1 --noemailreport2
Unknown option: nosslcheck
Unknown option: noemailreport1
Unknown option: noemailreport2

On legacy deprecated CentOS 7 WHM installations that used YUM to install IMAPSYNC you’ve probably got version v1.727. Sequence:

imapsync --version
which imapsync

The solution is to upgrade your IMAPSYNC to the latest version. As of this writing the latest version is v2.231 and the procedure it perfectly outline here. But to make things easier for our cPanel environment, I have copied the instructions verbatim.

Instructions for upgrading (from here):

               Centos 7 and latest imapsync

At the time of this writing (March 2020), the epel7 repository still
contains imapsync release 1.727, which is not the latest available 
imapsync release. (1.727 date is 2016/08/19 while 2.174 is 2021/12/14)

In order to install the latest imapsync I suggest the following process:

Install the epel imapsync 1.727 release via yum like mentioned above.
It will install many needed packages, Perl itself and Perl modules 
for release 1.727. The latest imapsync needs more Perl modules.


  yum install perl-App-cpanminus \
 perl-Dist-CheckConflicts \
 perl-HTML-Parser \
 perl-libwww-perl \
 perl-Module-Implementation \
 perl-Module-ScanDeps \
 perl-Package-Stash \
 perl-Package-Stash-XS \
 perl-PAR-Packer \
 perl-Regexp-Common \
 perl-Sys-MemInfo \
 perl-Test-Fatal \
 perl-Test-Mock-Guard \
 perl-Test-Requires \
 perl-Test-Deep \
 perl-File-Tail \
 perl-Unicode-String \
 perl-Test-NoWarnings \
 perl-Test-Simple \
 perl-Test-Warn \
 perl-Sub-Uplevel \
 perl-Proc-ProcessTable \

Also, run the following commands:

  cpanm Encode::IMAPUTF7 
  wget -N
  chmod +x imapsync

Now you should have the latest imapsync in your current directory.

Test it with:

  ./imapsync --testslive

If you want to install it on your system and replace the old one:

  mv /usr/bin/imapsync  /usr/bin/imapsync_old
  cp ./imapsync /usr/bin/imapsync

  imapsync --version

should give the latest release number instead of 1.727
(It is imapsync release 2.231 at the time of this writing)

If you want to install an online imapsync service
like /X then you also need a recent decent,
add it with cpanm:

  cpanm CGI

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